8 days in China Itinerary

8 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Macau
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Chengdu
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Macau

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ruins of St. Paul's, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Iam Temple, and then try your luck at Casino at Venetian Macao.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Macau day trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Macau is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games
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Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Kun Iam Temple ©
Kun Iam Temple
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), wander the streets of Xintiandi, shop like a local with Former French Concession, thentake a stroll through Maoming Road, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan). Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Taikang Road, thensee the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and then pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

Plan my day in Shanghai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Macau to Shanghai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Shanghai sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession

3
nights
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.
The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong) will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bell and Drum Towers.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Shanghai in December, plan for little chillier days in Beijing, with highs around 5°C, while nights are colder with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chengdu trip planner.

Getting from Beijing to Chengdu by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Chengdu, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Spas Parks Wildlife
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Spas

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