19 days in China Itinerary

19 days in China Itinerary

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19 days in China Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Lhasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Chengdu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Huangshan
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
7
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lhasa sightseeing planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Lhasa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in August; daily highs in Lhasa reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

2
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
On the 10th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at China Discovery-Day Tour. On your second day here, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chengdu online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Chengdu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Lhasa, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Chengdu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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China Discovery-Day Tour ©
China Discovery-Day Tour
Photography Tours

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 12th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, then steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Muslim Quarter, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Xi'an online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4
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: delve into the distant past at Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and find something for the whole family at Olympic Park.

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Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

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

3
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shanghai when traveling from Beijing in August, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Huangshan.

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)

1
night
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Cheng Dawei and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Huangshan holiday planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Huangshan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Step out of Hong Kong to go to Macau and see Ruins of St. Paul's, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), admire the landmark architecture of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. August in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Ruins of St. Paul's
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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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