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Winter trip in Jan 2019

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Winter trip in Jan 2019

Hi,

My family plan to travel to China during Winter - Jan 2019. Will travel on our own by public transport and will be there with my family of 10pax (8 adults + 2 kids (age 2 & 4 years old).

I have 2 option for the trip:

1. We plan to go to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and maybe Hangzhou/Suzou. Is it suitable to travel inter-city by train during the winter? Or is it better by flight?

2. We plan to do Beijing-Harbin-Shanghai. Our starting point will be in Beijing. So from Beijing plan to take train to Harbin. As we don't plan to go back to Beijing, maybe we willl book flight directly to Shanghai. My main concern here, whether we can stand the winter cold in Harbin.

I'm wondering whether 10 days is sufficient for us to cover those places? Can anyone recommend it is better for option 1 or 2?

Thanks.

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Xi'an
Xi'an
Shaanxi, China
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Shanghai
Shanghai Region, China
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Zhejiang, China
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Harbin
Heilongjiang, China
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1. Re: Winter trip in Jan 2019

1- winter or summer don’t make any difference, train is fine.

2- only you know if you can stand the cold but frankly, you have no time to go there.

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