6 days in China Itinerary

6 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 1 night
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Shanghai
— 1 night
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Changsha
— 1 night
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Hong Kong
— 1 night
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Beijing

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see Mutianyu Great Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), 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).

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Beijing is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to China Standard Time is 2.5 hours. Traveling from Colombo in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Shanghai

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

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Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Shanghai: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Changsha.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Changsha

— 1 night

Star City

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): buy something for everyone on your list at Wanda Shopping Plaza (South huangxing road).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Changsha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Changsha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Changsha

Shopping
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Hong Kong

— 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, and then take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

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Traveling by train from Changsha to Hong Kong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites
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China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.