12 days in China Itinerary

12 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China itinerary planner

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Lhasa
— 2 nights
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Xi'an
— 1 night
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Beijing
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong
— 3 nights
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Lhasa

— 2 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 12th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alliance Between Tang Dynasty and Tibetan Regime and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa trip itinerary builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Lhasa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Lhasa hover around 16°C and lows are around -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 · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Xi'an

— 1 night

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

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Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Xi'an takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lhasa in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Xi'an. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beijing day trip tool.

You can fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beijing, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Shanghai

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally get great views at Jin Mao Tower. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai online vacation planner.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in November, you will find days in Shanghai are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are much warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Hong Kong

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park, and find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong journey maker tool.

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in November, things will get a bit warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

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.