12 days in China Itinerary

12 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 3 nights
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Xi'an
— 1 night
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Lhasa
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 2 nights

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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, don't miss a visit to Bell and Drum Towers, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and look for gifts at PAPP'S TEA.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary tool.

Seattle, USA to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Beijing, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in November since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): 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.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Xi'an holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in November since evenings lows in Xi'an dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Xi'an

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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

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Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, then admire the striking features of Potala Palace, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lhasa tour planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Lhasa in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Xi'an in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lhasa, with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lhasa

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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

2
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, then get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak). Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong travel route planning tool.

Getting from Lhasa to Hong Kong by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Lhasa in November; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 79°F and lows reach 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Museums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Skyline ©
Hong Kong Skyline

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Shanghai

Shanghai ©

Pearl of the Orient

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 14th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, then see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). On the next day, wander the streets of Maoming Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

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Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in November, expect Shanghai to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

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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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