20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

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20 days in China Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Guangzhou
— 4 nights
subway + train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), hit the slopes at Jundushan Ski, and admire the landmark architecture of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beijing travel route tool .

Dallas, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in January, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 38°F by day to 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
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 shopping, nightlife, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

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You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in January, expect nights in Shanghai to be warmer, around 37°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

4
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Explore Guangzhou's surroundings by going to Mt. Shuilian Park (in Dongguan) and Macau (A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macao Museum, & more). There's more to do: head off the coast to Shamian Island and take in the views from Liede Bridge.

Plan trip to Guangzhou with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Shanghai to Guangzhou in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Guangzhou: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Macau, Mt. Shuilian Park
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Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
Macao Museum ©
Macao Museum

6
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, nightlife, theme parks, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guangzhou in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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

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