14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
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Leshan
— 3 nights

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mutianyu Great Wall and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), stop by Nanluoguxiang, and steep yourself in history at Bell and Drum Towers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Beijing. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, you will find days in Beijing are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

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
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at Muslim market, witness a stunning natural landmark at Huaqing Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and then admire the sheer force of Cuihua Mountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Xi'an trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Xi'an are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Cuihua Mountain ©
Cuihua Mountain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qingcheng and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi). On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at New Century Global Center, then take an in-depth tour of Wuhou Memorial Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Du Fu Cottage.

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Fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chengdu, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leshan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Museums · Nature
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng

3
nights
Leshan

Leshan
The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuxian Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Baoguo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuhu Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qingyin Pavillion.

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Traveling by car from Chengdu to Leshan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leshan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Emeishan
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Wannian Temple
Wannian Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Baoguo Temple ©
Baoguo Temple

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