18 days in China Itinerary

18 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
2
Shanghai
— 3 nights
3
Beijing
— 4 nights
4
Xi'an
— 2 nights
5
Lhasa
— 2 nights

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and Lantau island. Get some cultural insight at Hong Kong Museum of History and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), and see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong travel website.

Curitiba, Brazil to Hong Kong is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Hong Kong, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect nights in Hong Kong to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

3
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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 Humble Administrator's Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Shanghai with an excursion to Suzhou Garden Museum in Suzhou--about 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip maker.

Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: highs in Shanghai hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Suzhou
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

4
nights
Beijing

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China. Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing online attractions planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Shanghai in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Beijing, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 14th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower and then take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Xi'an visit site.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower

2
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery and then make a trip to Barkhor Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lhasa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Lhasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Lhasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

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