9 days in China Itinerary

9 days in China Itinerary

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9 days in China Itinerary

Jeddah
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Shanghai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Jeddah

3
days
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 sightseeing, historic sites, trails, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Great Wall at Mutianyu, admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and explore the ancient world of The Great Wall at Badaling.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Beijing is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Jeddah to Beijing. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in April: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

1
day
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 12th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then admire the landmark architecture of 1933 Old Millfun, then get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in April since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl TV Tower ©
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
days
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, expect Hong Kong to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

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