13 days in Hebei & Chongqing Itinerary

13 days in Hebei & Chongqing Itinerary

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13 days in Hebei & Chongqing Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Chengde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Qinhuangdao
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Shijiazhuang
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Handan
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Chongqing
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luanping County trip website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Luanping County is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chengde.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

2
nights
Chengde

Chengde ©
Dominated by an extraordinary, UNESCO-protected red and white palace complex sprawling up the mountainside, Chengde remains a summer resort fit for royalty.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Universal Happiness (Pule si), then head outdoors with Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa, then contemplate the long history of Eight Outer Temples, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Universal Peace (Puning si). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuxiang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace (Putuo Zongcheng Temple), then take in the awesome beauty at Chengde Qingchui Mountain (Hammer Rock), then step into the grandiose world of Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Summer Resort.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chengde day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luanping County to Chengde takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Qinhuangdao.

Things to do in Chengde

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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3
nights
Qinhuangdao

Qinhuangdao ©
Situated on the eastern end of the Great Wall, the city of Qinhuangdao combines a rich history and a sprawling seaside.
Change things up with a short trip to Nandaihe Entertainment Center in Funing County (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lao Long Tou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nandaihe Golden Beach, see Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate), and admire the striking features of Shanhaiguan Gate Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Qinhuangdao trip planner .

You can drive from Chengde to Qinhuangdao in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Shijiazhuang.

Things to do in Qinhuangdao

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nandaihe Entertainment Center
Highlights from your plan
Qinghuang Island Wildlife park ©
Qinghuang Island Wildlife park
Lao Long Tou ©
Lao Long Tou

2
nights
Shijiazhuang

Shijiazhuang ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): walk around Shimen Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cangyan Mountain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Longxing Temple. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Zihai Xiangtian Lavender Villa and then take in the views from Zhaozhou Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shijiazhuang tour planner.

Traveling by train from Qinhuangdao to Shijiazhuang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Shijiazhuang are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Handan.

Things to do in Shijiazhuang

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Zhengding County
Highlights from your plan
Longxing Temple ©
Longxing Temple
Zhaozhou Bridge ©
Zhaozhou Bridge

1
night
Handan

Handan ©
Handan is a prefecture-level city located in the southwestern part of Hebei province, China. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Congtai Park, walk around Fuyang Court, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Xiangtang Mountain Stone Cavern.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Handan trip planning app .

You can drive from Shijiazhuang to Handan in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chongqing.

Things to do in Handan

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Congtai Park ©
Congtai Park

3
nights
Chongqing

Chongqing ©
With one of the most populated and largest metropolitan areas in the world, Chongqing was the de facto capital of China during World War II.
Chongqing is known for nature, historic sites, museums, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Hongya Cave, don't miss a visit to Chongqing People's Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghost City of Fengdu, and get to know the resident critters at Chongqing Zoo (Chongqing Dongwuyuan).

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chongqing vacation tool .

Explore your travel options from Handan to Chongqing with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Chongqing can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chongqing

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hongya Cave ©
Hongya Cave
Three Gorges Museum ©
Three Gorges Museum
Ciqikou (Porcelain Port) ©
Ciqikou (Porcelain Port)

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