14 days in Shanghai, Thailand & Beijing Itinerary

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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Beijing
Beijing, China
— 2 nights


Shanghai, China — 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a stroll through Maoming Road, then don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Shanghai, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Shanghai are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

City of Angels

Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Maha That, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, join in the local party scene at Blast Sessions, don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok route app.

You can fly from Shanghai to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Bangkok is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in October: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Kata Beach. Get some cultural insight at Big Buddha Phuket and The Phuket Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Aussie Tailor, make a trip to Bangla Road, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beijing.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Beijing, China — 2 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, admire the striking features of Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple, stroll through Temple of Heaven, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Beijing road trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Beijing in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Patong in October, things will get cooler in Beijing: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
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Thailand travel guide

Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.