60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 6 nights
Train
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hangzhou
— 5 nights
Train
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Huangshan
— 5 nights
Fly to Beijing Capital, Bus to Luanping County
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lhasa
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong online visit planner.

Sohag, Egypt to Hong Kong is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sohag to Hong Kong is 6 hours. Traveling from Sohag in April, expect nights in Hong Kong to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Shanghai

— 6 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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, things will get a bit cooler in Shanghai: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang), Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, admire the natural beauty at The Lingering Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, and stroll around Humble Administrator's Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Suzhou online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hangzhou

— 5 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.
Explore Hangzhou's surroundings by going to Lin'an (Stone Great Wall Scienc Spot & West Tianmu Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), don't miss a visit to Hangzhou Wang Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), and stroll around Prince Bay Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hangzhou tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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: Jiuhua Mountain (in Qingyang County), She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch) and Hongcun Ancient Village (in Yi County). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon, stroll through Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Huangshan travel planner.

Getting from Hangzhou to Huangshan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Luanping County

— 1 night
On the 11th (Mon), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luanping County travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Huangshan to Luanping County in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), and don't miss a visit to Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beijing online trip itinerary maker.

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. May in Beijing sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Go for a jaunt from Xi'an to Huayin to see Mount Huashan about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Xi'an online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Huanglong Valley in Songpan County (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, explore the activities along Grass Lake, make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chengdu side-trips: Dujiangyan (China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, &more) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Chengdu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Tours · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Emeishan

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leshan (Wuyou Temple & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Huazang Temple, delve into the distant past at Baoguo Temple, and make a trip to E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Emeishan online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chengdu to Emeishan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lijiang.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lijiang

— 2 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Yulong County (Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain & Lijiang Spruce Plain). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Moon Valley, admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip planner.

Getting from Emeishan to Lijiang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lhasa

— 3 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si). On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nechung Monastery and Temple and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Getting from Lijiang to Lhasa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lhasa can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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.