15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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15 days in China Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

3
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing travel itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Beijing is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Beijing, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow 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

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nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Take a break from Xi'an with a short trip to Shuilu Temple in Lantian County, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

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Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Xi'an are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Shuilu Temple
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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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.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Xi'an in October: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, admire the striking features of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, expect Hong Kong to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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