8 days in China Itinerary

8 days in China Itinerary

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8 days in China Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Shanghai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, head off the coast to Lantau island, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park, and contemplate the long history of Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary maker .

Charlotte, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 13 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect nights in Hong Kong to be warmer, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

1
night
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 31st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), then see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shanghai travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in October, with highs in Shanghai at 75°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
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.
On the 1st (Fri), see Mutianyu Great Wall and then get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of The Palace Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beijing visit site .

Getting from Shanghai to Beijing by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Shanghai in October, with highs in Beijing at 66°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Trails Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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