6 days in China Itinerary

6 days in China Itinerary

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6 days in China Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  12​h
1
Beijing
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Changsha
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Hong Kong
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Colombo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see Mutianyu Great Wall. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), then take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), then get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and finally get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip site .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Beijing is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Beijing is 2 hours. Traveling from Colombo in June, plan for little chillier nights in Beijing, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

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Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for slightly colder days in Shanghai, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Changsha.

Things to do in Shanghai

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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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Changsha

Changsha
A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the different shops at Wanda Shopping Plaza (South huangxing road).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Changsha trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Shanghai to Changsha in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Changsha

Shopping
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, contemplate the long history of Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple), and then take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong planning app .

Traveling by train from Changsha to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Skyline ©
Hong Kong Skyline

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