12 days in China Itinerary

12 days in China Itinerary

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Fly
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Beijing
— 6 nights
Train
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Shijiazhuang
— 1 night
Fly
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Dalian
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dandong
— 1 night
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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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), contemplate the long history of The Great wall of Jiankou, and examine the collection at The Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Beijing, with highs around 58°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shijiazhuang.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

1
night
Shijiazhuang

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shijiazhuang journey builder site.

You can take a train from Beijing to Shijiazhuang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Shijiazhuang sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 34°F at night. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Dalian.

Things to do in Shijiazhuang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Xinghai Square, make a trip to Russian Style Street, and then get your game on at Dalian Discovery Kingdom. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Binhai Road, stop by Dalian Laohutan Square, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium..

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dalian journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Shijiazhuang to Dalian takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shijiazhuang in March, expect nights in Dalian to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dandong.

Things to do in Dalian

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

1
night
Dandong

Looking out over the meeting point of the Yellow Sea and Yalu River, Dandong holds the title of China's largest border city.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the views from Yalu River Broken Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dandong online tour planner.

Getting from Dalian to Dandong by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Highlights from your trip

China travel guide

4.4
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.