9 days in China Itinerary

9 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Karachi
Fly:  17 h
1
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Karachi

2
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town of Lijiang - China and Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Shuhe Ancient Town and Mufu Palace. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Blue Moon Valley and take in the exciting artwork at Rhizome - Lijiang art center.

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Karachi, Pakistan to Lijiang is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Lijiang due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
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Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, thentake in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), thenget a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at island6 Arts Center, wander the streets of Tian Zi Fang, thenwander the streets of Xintiandi, and finally wander the streets of Former French Concession.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Shanghai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Shanghai are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market ©
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre ©
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and then look for gifts at PAPP'S TEA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and then get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Beijing trip maker tool.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beijing, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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