15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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15 days in China Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Luanping County
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  20​h
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and The Great Wall at Badaling are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Nanluoguxiang and Wang Fu Jing Da Jie. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), hunt for treasures at Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market), and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beijing online trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time is 13 hours. In December, Beijing is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 41°F and lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

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

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County ©
On the 7th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luanping County trip maker tool .

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

3
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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Former French Concession and Xintiandi. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, stop by Tianshan Tea City, and admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Luanping County to Shanghai by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Head to IFC mall and Ladies Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Hong Kong Museum of History and Stanley, Hong Kong. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 15th (Sat) in some colorful company at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour City, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird Garden Yuanpu Street.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong road trip planner .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in December, expect nights in Hong Kong to be much warmer, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Shopping Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
IFC mall ©
IFC mall

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