12 days in China Itinerary

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Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport, Drive to Luanping County
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Guangzhou
— 2 nights
Train
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Hong Kong
— 2 nights
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Luanping County — 1 night

On the 20th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luanping County road trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Luanping County is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Beijing.
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Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Beijing — 3 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing journey maker website.

Getting from Luanping County to Beijing by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Beijing, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Shanghai.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Museums
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Shanghai — 3 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.
Shanghai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, take a stroll through Former French Concession, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai attractions planning tool.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in November, expect nights in Shanghai to be much warmer, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Guangzhou.
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Guangzhou — 2 nights

A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum, wander the streets of Shamian Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Canton Tower, then snap pictures at Liede Bridge, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chimelong Safari Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Guangzhou sightseeing planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Guangzhou by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in November, expect Guangzhou to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hong Kong.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Hong Kong — 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 29th (Tue), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guangzhou in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Hong Kong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Tours
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China travel guide

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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.
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