15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Xi'an
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Hong Kong
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Shanghai
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Beijing
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Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Travel China Guide.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Xi'an trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Xi'an is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in December, Xi'an is a bit cooler at night with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong holiday maker.

You can fly from Xi'an to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Hong Kong is warmer than Xi'an - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), stop by Spin Ceramics, and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai road trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Hong Kong in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Shanghai, with highs around 13°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Shanghai, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.