50 days in China Itinerary

50 days in China Itinerary

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Fly
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Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly
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Xi'an
— 4 nights
Fly
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Guangzhou
— 1 night
Train
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Guilin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zhenyuan County
— 1 night
Drive
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Libo County
— 1 night
Drive
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Zhenning County
— 1 night
Drive
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Guiyang
— 1 night
Train
9
Kunming
— 3 nights
Train
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Dali
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Lijiang
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shangri-La County
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chengdu
— 4 nights
Fly to Longdongbao Airport, Drive to Kaili
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Kaili
— 1 night
Drive
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Congjiang County
— 2 nights
Drive
16
Liping county
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zunyi
— 1 day
Drive
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Chishui
— 1 night
Drive
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Anshun
— 2 nights
Drive to Longdongbao Airport, Fly to Berlin-Tegel Airport

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meridian Gate (Wu Men) and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Beijing is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST) is 7 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Mutianyu Great Wall
Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
The Palace Museum ©
Must see
The Palace Museum
4.4

4
nights
Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shaanxi History Museum and Dayan Pagoda Northern Square. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Tang Bo Art Museum. Explore Xi'an's surroundings by going to Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County) and Mount Huashan (in Huayin). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), admire the masterpieces at Xi'an Guanzhong Folk Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an trip builder.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Shaanxi History Museum ©
History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum
4.3
Xi'an Mosque ©
Religious Site
Xi'an Mosque
4.3

1
night
Guangzhou

A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Shamian Island. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sun Yat-sen University, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baomo Scenery, and then admire the striking features of Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guangzhou route tool.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Guangzhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Xi'an in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Guangzhou, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Shamian Island ©
Island
Shamian Island
4.1
Baomo Scenery
Historic Walking Area
Baomo Scenery
4.4

4
nights
Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and South China Karst. Explore Guilin's surroundings by going to Yangshuo County (West Street, Huangbu Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get into the urban bustle at Lijiang Folk Customs Garden, and explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Guilin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Guangzhou to Guilin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guangzhou in March: high temperatures in Guilin hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Zhenyuan County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
South China Karst ©
World heritage site
South China Karst
5.0
©
Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9

1
night
Zhenyuan County

On the 28th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Qinglong Cave Ancient Architecture Group, delve into the distant past at Zhengyuan Old Town, then admire the striking features of Zhengyuan Tianhou Palace, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Shiping Mountain.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zhenyuan County trip planner.

You can drive from Guilin to Zhenyuan County in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Libo County.

Things to do in Zhenyuan County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

1
night
Libo County

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Libo Daxiao Hole Scenic Resort and then identify plant and animal life at Maolan Reserve.

Plan a trip to Libo County easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Zhenyuan County to Libo County takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zhenning County.

Things to do in Libo County

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

1
night
Zhenning County

Natural attractions stand out as the best reason to take a trip to Zhenning County, a semi-autonomous region in the south of China.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Tianxing Bridge Scenic Resort, walk around Huanguoshu Steles Park of Anshun, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Huangguoshu Water Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zhenning County route maker site.

Drive from Libo County to Zhenning County in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guiyang.

Things to do in Zhenning County

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Guiyang

Forest City

While not really a tourist city, Guiyang has a number of attractions, a welcoming character, and offers convenient access to a wealth of regional sites.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Qingyan Ancient Town, then steep yourself in history at Gaopo Miao Nationality Country, then see the interesting displays at Jiaxiu Tower, and finally walk around Qianling Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Guiyang itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zhenning County to Guiyang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Guiyang are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kunming.

Things to do in Guiyang

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

3
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Kunming

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yuantong Temple and Fuxian Lake. Popular historic sites such as Huating Temple and Daguan Yuan Park are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Stone Forest in Shilin County (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanhua Temple Park, contemplate the long history of Kunming Golden Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Jindian Park, and see the interesting displays at Yunnan Railway Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kunming vacation tool.

Traveling by train from Guiyang to Kunming takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Guiyang, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kunming, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dali.

Things to do in Kunming

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kunming Golden Temple ©
Historic Site
Kunming Golden Temple
4.2
Yuantong Temple ©
Religious Site
Yuantong Temple
4.3
Huating Temple ©
Religious Site
Huating Temple
4.9

4
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Dali

Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town and Weishan Ancient City. Your inner history buff will appreciate Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate) and Dali Erhai Tianjing Temple. Take a break from Dali with a short trip to Weibaoshan Taoistes in Weishan County, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Dali Ancient, identify plant and animal life at Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort, steep yourself in history at Zhoucheng Village, and examine the collection at Da Li Shi Kong Guo Shi Museum.

To plan Dali vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Kunming to Dali by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lijiang.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Weishan Ancient City ©
Historic Site
Weishan Ancient City
4.8
Gantong Temple
Religious Site
Gantong Temple
4.0

4
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Lijiang

Suzhou on the Plateau

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Shuhe Ancient Town and Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mufu Palace and Lijiang Mural. Get out of town with these interesting Lijiang side-trips: Yulong County (Lijiang Spruce Plain, Yufeng Temple of Lijiang, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, contemplate the long history of Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Moon Valley, and take in the exciting artwork at Rhizome - Lijiang art center.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lijiang tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Dali to Lijiang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Old Town of Lijiang - China
World heritage site
Old Town of Lijiang - China
4.3

5
nights
Shangri-La County

Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Museum-lovers will appreciate SongZan LinSi ZangBao ZhanLanGuan and Diqing Tibetan Culture Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sumtsaling Monastery and Dukezong Ancient Town. Get out of town with these interesting Shangri-La County side-trips: Daocheng County (Chonggu Temple, Aden Scenic Area, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Haba Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bitahai Nature Reserve, get outside with Napa Lake Grasslands, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shangri-La Zhongxin Town Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shangri-La County trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lijiang to Shangri-La County takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Aden Scenic Area ©
Mountain
Aden Scenic Area
4.6
Sumtsaling Monastery
Religious Site
Sumtsaling Monastery
4.2
Dukezong Ancient Town ©
Historic Site
Dukezong Ancient Town
3.3

4
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Chengdu

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Mount Qingcheng and Jinli Pedestrian Street will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Kuanzhai Alley. Step out of Chengdu to go to Guanghan and see Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), see the interesting displays at Sichuan Museum, snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), and make a trip to Tianfu Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Shangri-La County to Chengdu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaili.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mount Qingcheng ©
Must see
Mount Qingcheng
4.5
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
World heritage site
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
4.4
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Historic Walking Area
Jinli Pedestrian Street
3.7

1
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Kaili

Kaili is a county-level city under the administration of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, in southeastern Guizhou province, People's Republic of China. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Miao Village, examine the collection at Kaili Minority Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Qianhu Miao Village.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kaili trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chengdu to Kaili with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Congjiang County.

Things to do in Kaili

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

2
nights
Congjiang County

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Xiaohuang Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dong Nationality Style Village of Zhanli, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yisha Miao Nationality Village.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Congjiang County trip planning tool.

Getting from Kaili to Congjiang County by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Liping county.

Things to do in Congjiang County

Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Liping county

On the 23rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Liping Conference Site. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Dong Nationality Museum of Tang'an and then take in the pleasant sights at Zhaoxing DongZhai.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Liping county holiday website.

Getting from Congjiang County to Liping county by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zunyi.

Things to do in Liping county

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Zunyi

Zunyi is a prefecture-level city in northern Guizhou province, People's Republic of China, situated between the provincial capital Guiyang to the south and Chongqing to the north, also bordering Sichuan to the northwest. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Zunyi Museum, explore the ancient world of Zunyi Meeting Site, then contemplate the long history of Zunyi Meeting Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Guizhou Political Department Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zunyi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Liping county to Zunyi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chishui.

Things to do in Zunyi

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Zunyi Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Zunyi Museum
1.5

1
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Chishui

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Chishui Cyathea Reserve and then explore the activities along Moon Lake Scenic Resort of Chishui.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chishui day trip website.

Traveling by car from Zunyi to Chishui takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Anshun.

Things to do in Chishui

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

2
nights
Anshun

Anshun is a prefecture-level city of Guizhou province, near the location of Huangguoshu Waterfall, the tallest in China. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Longgong Caves (Dragon Palace), steep yourself in history at Tun Bu Village, then steep yourself in history at Yunfeng Eight Villages, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tianlong Ancient Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Anshun road trip planning app.

You can drive from Chishui to Anshun in 5.5 hours. April in Anshun sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Anshun

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Anshun Confucian Temple ©
Religious Site
Anshun Confucian Temple
3.6

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