10 days in China Itinerary

10 days in China Itinerary

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10 days in China Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, and admire the striking features of The Palace Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing road trip tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Beijing is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Beijing is 4 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: highs in Beijing hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

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

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then 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 where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip planning website .

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Xi'an sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shanghai, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), contemplate the long history of Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip maker .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In August in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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