15 days in China Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Shanghai
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly
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Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly to Beijing Capital, Bus to Luanping County
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Shanghai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shanghai attractions planner.

Exeter, UK to Shanghai is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Exeter to Shanghai. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong — 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), head off the coast to Lantau island, engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in May; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Xi'an.
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Xi'an — 1 night

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 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Xi'an, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luanping County.
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Luanping County — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luanping County travel planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Luanping County in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Beijing.
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Beijing — 5 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, stop by Papp's Tea, steep yourself in history at Bell and Drum Towers, and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beijing road trip planner.

You can drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Beijing sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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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