Short Schedule - 4th to 13th December. What to Do!!
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 30, 2012 4:32 AM Last Post By: manchurianexile
Nov 29, 2012 6:18 AM
Short Schedule - 4th to 13th December. What to Do!!Hi Guys
I'm currently in Hanoi and have a flight from Beijing to catch on the 13th December; I want to travel overland through China and see as much as I can in China but haven't got a clue what to see in only 9/10 days! I can't go to HK because I only got a single entry visa for China but where else? Obviously I want to see Shanghai & Beijing but is there anywhere else I could go along route that's worth a stop for a day or two? Or any advise on places to visit in or near Shanghai and Beijing.. (Don't say Great Wall!). Any help would be great!
Nov 29, 2012 7:38 AM
1Hard to say as we do not know you and what you like. The only clue we have is no Great Wall, which is a bit strange.
Nov 29, 2012 11:28 AM
2#1 Talking of strange... Putting Shanghai in a 9 days itinerary does not strike me as obvious.
Nov 29, 2012 2:47 PM
3#1 & #2 Wanting to travel overland but flying in to China from Hanoi strikes me as odd as well.
Nov 29, 2012 6:57 PM
49-10 days in China, You want to visit Beijing and Shanghai. And i think you can also add Xian to your itinerary.
And when in Shanghai, spend one day to Suhzou and zhouzhuang water town is quite popular for visitors. As i am not sure what you like and what you want to gain in your trip. So, i just list out some places.
Beijing 3 days, Xian 2 days and Shanghai 2 days, Suzhou 1 day. The add the first arriving and last leaving days. totally 10 days. Suzhou is near Shanghai, it will take about 30 minites by train from Shanghai to Suzhou. (20 minites, or 1 hour according to different trains)
Actually, Great Wall will give you a surprise and I am wonder why you do not like it. It is a must see for most tourists in Beijing.
Edited by: AliceCCC
Nov 29, 2012 8:58 PM
5You want Nature, Culture & History, or Modern cities?
for a good mix: visit Bejing, including the great wall, fly to Nanjing and go from there overland to Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou. If you want more nature: skip Hangzhou and go to Huangshan.
This is quit a full schedule; If you like it more relaxed, then skip one more place in this list.
Nov 29, 2012 11:36 PM
6#3 The OP does not say anything about flying into China - just flying out from Beijing. Part of the adventure, I guess.
Anyway, I'd split the time between Yunnan and Beijing. Coming from Vietnam, take some time in NW Yunnan, then fly (!) to Beijing from, say, Kunming, Lijiang or Chengdu. China is a big country - spending too much time in trains would not be my priority.
Nov 30, 2012 4:32 AM
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