58 days in China Itinerary

58 days in China Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport, Drive to Luanping County
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 7 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 7 nights
Train
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hangzhou
— 6 nights
Train
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Huangshan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
Fly
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Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu
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Chengdu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Emeishan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lijiang
— 3 nights
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Luanping County

— 1 night
On the 5th (Fri), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luanping County trip maker app.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Luanping County is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to China Standard Time is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Beijing

— 7 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing route planner.

Traveling by car from Luanping County to Beijing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Beijing sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Shanghai

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
On the 15th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Former French Concession, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai road trip app.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in March, Shanghai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Suzhou

— 5 nights

Venice of the East

One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and the Xues' Garden (in Wuxi). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, take an in-depth tour of Six Arts Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Suzhou trip website.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shanghai in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Suzhou, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hangzhou

— 6 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lin'an (Lin'an Dongtianmu Mountain & West Tianmu Mountain) and Dongshan Mountain of Shaoxing (in Shangyu). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), get in on the family fun at Crazy Apple land, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jingci Temple, and walk around Prince Bay Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hangzhou holiday planner.

You can drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hangzhou when traveling from Suzhou in March, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Huangshan

— 5 nights
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Get out of town with these interesting Huangshan side-trips: She County (Xuguo Stone Arch & Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain), Qiyun Mountain (in Xiuning County) and Mt.Wulong Scenic Resort of Wuyuan (in Wuyuan County). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Cheng Dawei, contemplate the waterfront views at Fuxi Tianhu Lake, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Huangshan itinerary app.

You can take a train from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hong Kong

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), walk around Nan Lian Garden, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chi Lin Nunnery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Xi'an

— 5 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, go all around town with City Tours, and contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, you will find days in Xi'an are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jiuzhaigou County

— 3 nights
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO. Some of the natural sites are considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang minorities, with many legends and anecdotes associated with each lake, waterfall, off-shoot valley, and snowcapped peak.
Take a break from Jiuzhaigou County with a short trip to Huanglong Valley in Songpan County, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and appreciate the views at Shuzheng Valley.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chengdu

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 21st (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), walk around Beihu Park, see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, and get outside with Kungfu Family.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Emeishan

— 3 nights
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Emeishan: Leshan (Leshan Bridge & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuhu Temple, and explore the ancient world of Baoguo Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Emeishan trip planner.

Getting from Chengdu to Emeishan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lijiang.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Lijiang

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lijiang trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Emeishan to Lijiang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.