12 days in China Itinerary

12 days in China Itinerary

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12 days in China Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 12th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument of Alliance Between Tang Dynasty and Tibetan Regime and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lhasa online trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Lhasa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Lhasa: highs are around 16°C and lows about -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an online itinerary maker .

Getting from Lhasa to Xi'an by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lhasa in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Xi'an, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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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: delve into the distant past at Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

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Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Xi'an in November since evenings lows in Beijing dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally get great views at Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shanghai road trip site .

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in November: highs in Shanghai hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

3
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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, head off the coast to Lantau island, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park.

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Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in November, with highs in Hong Kong at 30°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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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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