8 days in China Itinerary

8 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 1 night
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Xi'an
— 1 night
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Shanghai
— 1 night
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Hong Kong
— 1 night
Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Palm Springs International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and then get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers and then don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Palm Springs, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in June: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 88°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

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Chengdu

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 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Yinchang Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chengdu trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Beijing to Chengdu in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in June, Chengdu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

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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 16th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Huaqing Palace, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daxuexixiang Mosque.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an visit app.

You can fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Chengdu in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), and then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shanghai vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Xi'an in June since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 91°F and lows about 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

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.