12 days in East Asia Itinerary

12 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China route planner

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Shanghai
— 2 nights
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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 3 nights
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
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Shanghai

— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Travel China Guide and Tian Zi Fang. Popular historic sites such as The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pudong New Area, stop by Old Town (Nanshi), and go for a walk through Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai attractions planning website.

Jinan to Shanghai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Beijing

— 4 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mutianyu Great Wall and Meridian Gate (Wu Men). Step off the beaten path and head to Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), walk around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), take in the exciting artwork at 798 Art Zone, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beijing, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Xi'an

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get some historical perspective at Xi'an Bell Tower and Daxuexixiang Mosque. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Travel China Guide and Shaanxi History Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, delve into the distant past at Small Goose Pagoda, and stroll the grounds of Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Xi'an tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Chengdu

— 2 nights

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Jinli Pedestrian Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chengdu trip maker app.

You can fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chengdu, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12: