20 days in China & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in China & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in China & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 10 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
2
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Zhangjiajie, China
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville) and Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff). Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel itinerary creator.

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Healesville Sanctuary, Sea All Dolphin Swims
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Beijing, China

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.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) and then wander the streets of 798 Art Zone. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), wander the streets of Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and then browse the exhibits of Forbidden City-The Palace Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing online itinerary creator.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Beijing. Traveling from Melbourne to Beijing, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) ©

2
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Huangpu River and then don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum and then take a stroll through Former French Concession.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, Shanghai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession

few
hours
Zhangjiajie, China

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature Parks Wildlife
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3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Big Wave Bay Beach and then kick back and relax at Clear Water Bay Second Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hong Kong vacation builder.

Getting from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Big Wave Bay Beach ©
Big Wave Bay Beach
Tai Long Wan ©
Tai Long Wan
Clear Water Bay Second Beach ©
Clear Water Bay Second Beach

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