8 days in China Itinerary

8 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Beijing
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Beijing
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Shanghai
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Hong Kong
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
Sanya
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Chengdu
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Zhangjiajie
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Xi'an
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Beijing

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Beijing

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan) and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and then get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To plan Beijing vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Beijing. In June, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) ©
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

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Shanghai

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai itinerary planning site.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Shanghai, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History and then find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Museums
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

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Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Sanya Phoenix Hill Park, then stroll the grounds of Xisha Martyrs Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yalong Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sanya trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Sanya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sanya, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Sanya

Nature Beaches Historic Sites
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay

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Chengdu

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery, and finally snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chengdu travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sanya to Chengdu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sanya in June: high temperatures in Chengdu hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Wenshu Yuan Monastery ©
Wenshu Yuan Monastery

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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 16th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zhangjiajie journey planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature Parks
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

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Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Xi'an trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Xi'an takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Kaiyuan Square ©
Kaiyuan Square

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