15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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15 days in China Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Shenzhen
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
4
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Newark

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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers.

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Newark, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Beijing is 13 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Beijing at 40°F and lows at 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (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

3
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: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

2
nights
Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Futian Nature Reserve, get outside with Shenzhen OCT Resort, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Shekou Sea World. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Nanling Village of Shenzhen, then head outdoors with Golden Bay Beach Resort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shenzhen Mosque.

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Getting from Shanghai to Shenzhen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in December, expect Shenzhen to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shenzhen OCT Resort ©
Shenzhen OCT Resort
Shenzhen Mosque ©
Shenzhen Mosque

5
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, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong visit planner.

Hong Kong is just a short distance from Shenzhen. In December in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 5th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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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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