5 days in China Itinerary

5 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shanghai
— 1 day
2
Beijing
— 2 nights
3
Lhasa
— 1 day

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): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), thentake in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), thenenjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Shanghai is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. In July, Shanghai is somewhat warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), thentake an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Beijing road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beijing, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time 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)

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day
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street and then admire the striking features of Potala Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lhasa day trip app.

You can fly from Beijing to Lhasa in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Beijing in August; daily highs in Lhasa reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

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

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