10 days in China Itinerary

10 days in China Itinerary

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Xiamen
— 1 night
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
3
Beijing
— 3 nights
4
Xi'an
— 1 night
5
Lijiang
— 1 day

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Xiamen

Xiamen ©

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Xiamen journey maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Xiamen reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden

2
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Shanghai

Shanghai ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, take a stroll through Maoming Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

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Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Shanghai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Shanghai is slightly colder than Xiamen - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and walk around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

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Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Beijing is slightly colder than Shanghai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip builder tool.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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Lijiang

Lijiang

Suzhou on the Plateau

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
On the 9th (Wed), visit Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park, and then make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lijiang online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Lijiang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park
Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute ©
Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute

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