60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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60 days in China Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lijiang
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lhasa
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Dunhuang
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Xi'an
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Jiuzhaigou County
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Chengdu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Emeishan
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
8
Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Beijing
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Shanghai
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
11
Suzhou
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Huangshan
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
13
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

4
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lijiang: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County) and Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute (in Yulong County). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Dragon Pond Park, admire the landmark architecture of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, and explore the striking landscape of Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lijiang planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Lijiang is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect nights in Lijiang to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are much colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yulong County, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

5
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, museums, nature, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lhasa online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lijiang in August, Lhasa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

2
nights
Dunhuang

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Xijin Tomb, then examine the collection at DunHuang MoGaoKu YiShuGuan, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mogao Caves, and finally get engrossed in the history at Library Cave Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at DunHuang ShiKu WenWu BaoHu YanJiu ChenLie ZhongXin, explore the world behind art at Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunhuang Leiyin Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dunhuang route tool .

You can fly from Lhasa to Dunhuang in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain ©
DunHuang MoGaoKu YiShuGuan ©
DunHuang MoGaoKu YiShuGuan

5
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Explore Xi'an's surroundings by going to Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County), Mount Huashan (in Huayin) and Shuilu Temple (in Lantian County). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, and delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Xi'an day trip website .

Getting from Dunhuang to Xi'an by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mount Huashan, Han Yang Ling Museum, Shuilu Temple, Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

5
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Shuzheng Valley, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

Discover how to plan a Jiuzhaigou County trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

5
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan), 2008 Earthquake Memorial Site (in Wenchuan County) and Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), look for gifts at Blue Sheep Craft Shop, get outside with Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route), and don't miss a visit to Jinli Pedestrian Street.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chengdu trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route), Yinchang Valley, 2008 Earthquake Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

3
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
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.
Step out of Emeishan to go to Leshan and see Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Emei Mountain, make a trip to Heilongjiang Plank Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Huazang Temple, and get your game on at E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Emeishan planner .

Traveling by car from Chengdu to Emeishan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Highlights from your plan
Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wannian Temple ©
Wannian Temple

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County ©
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luanping County journey planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Emeishan to Luanping County in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

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

6
nights
Beijing

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beijing online road trip planner .

You can drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Beijing, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

6
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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 historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the landmark architecture of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shanghai visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in September, Shanghai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

5
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
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: Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing (in Jiaxing), Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, and walk around Humble Administrator's Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Suzhou trip site .

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wuxi, Wuzhen Water Town, Huzhou Nanxun Old Bridge, Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing, Xitang Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Museum ©
Suzhou Museum

5
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huangshan: Juyimukeng Scenic Resort (in Yi County), She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch) and Wuyuan County (Qingyuan Ancient Village & Wolong Canyon). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Fuxi Tianhu Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Huangshan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Huangshan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Wuyuan County, She County, Juyimukeng Scenic Resort
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hong Kong: Macau (Macao Museum, Casino at Venetian Macao, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In September in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Macau
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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