15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
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Shanghai
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Hong Kong
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Lijiang
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Xi'an
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Beijing — 3 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: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), stop by Papp's Tea, make a trip to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and see The Great Wall at Badaling.

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Dublin, Ireland to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Beijing. Traveling from Dublin in April, things will get a bit warmer in Beijing: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Shanghai.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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Shanghai — 3 nights

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: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary site.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Shanghai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.
Shopping · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Hong Kong — 4 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for sightseeing, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, stroll through Lantau island, and take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, things will get a bit warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Lijiang.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

Lijiang — 1 night

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Moon Valley, ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lijiang vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Lijiang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Xi'an.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Xi'an — 2 nights

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an trip site.

You can fly from Lijiang to Xi'an in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
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.