16 days in China Itinerary

16 days in China Itinerary

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16 days in China Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Luoyang
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Xi'an
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Wuxi
— 1 night
+2
subway + foot + train:  1​h 30​min
5
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Jining
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Jinan
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Karachi

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 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 3rd (Tue) in some colorful company at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau Island, buy something for everyone on your list at IFC mall, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong vacation planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Hong Kong is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of subway, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Hong Kong is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Karachi in October: highs in Hong Kong hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Luoyang.

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

1
night
Luoyang

Luoyang ©
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Luoyang International Peony Garden, then explore the ancient world of Lijing Gate, and then stroll through Longmen Grottoes.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luoyang travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hong Kong to Luoyang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Xi'an.

Things to do in Luoyang

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Longmen Grottoes ©
Longmen Grottoes
International Mudanyuan ©
International Mudanyuan

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 6th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Luoyang to Xi'an takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Xi'an sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wuxi.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums
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1
night
Wuxi

Wuxi ©
An industrial hot spot, Wuxi boasts a longstanding heritage, bustling economy, and picturesque natural landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Vatican Palace Sacred Site and then appreciate the history behind Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wuxi travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Xi'an to Wuxi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in October, expect Wuxi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shanghai.
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Tai Hu Yuan Tou Zhu Feng Jing Qu ©
Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot ©
Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot
Vatican Palace Sacred Site ©
Vatican Palace Sacred Site

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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Buddha Temple, make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Former French Concession, then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then examine the collection at Shanghai Museum, and finally admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shanghai itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Wuxi to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Shanghai are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jining.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

1
night
Jining

Jining
Jining is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong province. To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jining travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shanghai to Jining. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Jinan.

Things to do in Jining

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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hours
Jinan

Jinan ©
A political, commercial, and cultural center of Shandong Province, Jinan serves as an important transit hub to other destinations.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jinan trip generator.

You can drive from Jining to Jinan in 3 hours. In October in Jinan, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Jinan

Parks Nature
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Heihu Spring ©
Heihu Spring

4
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, trails, museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), and step into the grandiose world of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beijing itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Jinan to Beijing in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Beijing sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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