17 days in China Itinerary

17 days in China Itinerary

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17 days in China Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  27​h
1
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tongxiang
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deqing County
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hangzhou
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Chongqing
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ordos
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
8
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Shanghai
— Few hours
Fly:  27​h
End: Charlotte

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yu Garden (Yuyuan) as well as The Bund (Wai Tan). On the 13th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary maker .

Charlotte, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Shanghai is 13 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Shanghai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

1
night
Tongxiang

Tongxiang ©
Tongxiang tourism focuses almost solely on the historic water town that lies within its administrative limits.
Wuzhen Water Town has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Xi Zha and then go for a walk through Wuzhen Water Town.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tongxiang trip planner .

You can drive from Shanghai to Tongxiang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tongxiang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for Deqing County on the 17th (Fri).
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Wuzhen Water Town ©
Wuzhen Water Town

1
night
Deqing County

Deqing County
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Deqing County online visit planner .

Drive from Tongxiang to Deqing County in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Deqing County are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Deqing County

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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hours
Hangzhou

Hangzhou
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Deqing County to Hangzhou in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll set off for Chongqing on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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2
nights
Chongqing

Chongqing
With one of the most populated and largest metropolitan areas in the world, Chongqing was the de facto capital of China during World War II.
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Chongqing trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hangzhou to Chongqing in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. July in Chongqing sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chongqing

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Chongqing to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Chongqing in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Xi'an, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ordos.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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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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nights
Ordos

Ordos ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Kubuqi Desert. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan's Mausoleum.

Find out how to plan Ordos trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Xi'an to Ordos with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ordos

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Genghis Khan's Mausoleum
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Kubuqi Desert ©
Kubuqi Desert
Genghis Khan's Mausoleum ©
Genghis Khan's Mausoleum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Wall at Badaling as well as Sanlitun Bar Street. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), walk around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

Make your Beijing itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ordos to Beijing. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

few
hours
Shanghai

Shanghai
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai day 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 July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shanghai, with lows around 30°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Parks Nightlife
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