7 days in China Itinerary

7 days in China Itinerary

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7 days in China Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h
1
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Shanghai
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, then get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and then see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beijing tour planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March; daily highs in Beijing reach 17°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

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.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at 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). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai road trip planner.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in March, Shanghai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

2
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, expect Hong Kong to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums 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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