34 days in Melbourne, Beijing & Xi'an Itinerary

34 days in Melbourne, Beijing & Xi'an Itinerary

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34 days in Melbourne, Beijing & Xi'an Itinerary

Start: Launceston, Australia
Fly:  4 h
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
2
Beijing, China
— 12 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Xi'an, China
— 18 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Launceston, Australia

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Launceston to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you're off toBeijing.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

12
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beijing trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Beijing takes 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Beijing. In October, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

18
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Xi'an: Huayin (Mount Huashan, The Xiyue Temple, & more), Hu County (Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an, Gaoguan Waterfall Scenic Resort, & more) and Red River Valley Forest Park (in Mei County). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An), and explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Xi'an journey planner.

Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Xianyang, Hu County, Huayin, Lantian County, Red River Valley Forest Park
Find places to stay Oct 14 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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