20 days in Paris & China Itinerary

20 days in Paris & China Itinerary

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20 days in Paris & China Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
2
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Luanping County, China
— 1 night
+4
Taxi + Bus + Subway + Foot + Fly:  11 h
4
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 30 min
5
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Paris, France

7
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip tool .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Beijing, China

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, explore the historical opulence of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and make a trip to Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Beijing takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Beijing is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Beijing reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

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

1
night
Luanping County, China

Luanping County ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Jinshanling Great Wall.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Luanping County trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

2
nights
Shanghai, China

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 historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and admire the landmark architecture of Jin Mao Tower.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train from Luanping County to Shanghai in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Shanghai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Tours Museums Parks
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and steep yourself in history at Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple).

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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