12 days in China Itinerary

12 days in China Itinerary

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12 days in China Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Beijing
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Shijiazhuang
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Dalian
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
4
Dandong
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Los Angeles

6
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, pause for some photo ops at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and contemplate the long history of The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Beijing vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Beijing is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Beijing is 16 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in Beijing are little chillier (56°F), and nights are cooler (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shijiazhuang.

Things to do in Beijing

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

1
night
Shijiazhuang

Shijiazhuang
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shijiazhuang trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Beijing to Shijiazhuang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Shijiazhuang can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. You'll set off for Dalian on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Shijiazhuang

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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2
nights
Dalian

Dalian ©
The large city of Dalian gets its history from its seaport, its modernity from its industry, and its visitors from the fact it largely keeps these things from view.
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to Xinghai Square, then don't miss a visit to Russian Style Street, and then get your game on at Dalian Discovery Kingdom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Binhai Road, wander the streets of Dalian Laohutan Square, and then meet the residents at Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium..

Plan my day in Dalian using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Shijiazhuang to Dalian takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Shijiazhuang in March: highs in Dalian hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Dandong.

Things to do in Dalian

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium. ©
Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium.
Dalian Discovery Kingdom ©
Dalian Discovery Kingdom
Xinghai Square ©
Xinghai Square

1
night
Dandong

Dandong ©
Looking out over the meeting point of the Yellow Sea and Yalu River, Dandong holds the title of China's largest border city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to North Korean border at Dandong, then take in the views from Yalu River Broken Bridge, and then take in the views from Yalu River Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dandong day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dalian to Dandong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You will leave for Hong Kong on the 28th (Wed).
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Yalu River Broken Bridge ©
Yalu River Broken Bridge

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