5 days in China Itinerary

5 days in China Itinerary

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5 days in China Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Shanghai
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Lhasa
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip site .

Bengaluru, India to Shanghai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to China Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect Shanghai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then step into the grandiose world of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, then get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Beijing road trip planning app .

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beijing, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

1
day
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Beijing to Lhasa by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Beijing in August, things will get slightly colder in Lhasa: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Museums
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

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