60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip planner

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Xi'an
— 4 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 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
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
Fly
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Wuhan
— 4 nights
Train
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Huangshan
— 5 nights
Train
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Hangzhou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
Train
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Shanghai
— 7 nights
Fly
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Beijing
— 6 nights
Drive
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Luanping County
— 2 nights
Drive to Beijing Capital International Airport, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Xi'an

— 4 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 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, delve into the distant past at Xi'an Bell Tower, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Xi'an is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to China Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Xi'an, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jiuzhaigou County

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County travel route planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Step out of Chengdu with an excursion to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 11th (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. Spend the 10th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, and stroll around Beihu Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chengdu trip itinerary planning app.

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 March, daytime highs in Chengdu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Emeishan: Leshan (Leshan Bridge & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain, explore the ancient world of Baoguo Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuhu Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Emeishan day trip site.

You can drive from Chengdu to Emeishan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Lijiang.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Dragon Pond Park, make a trip to HuaMa Jie, and steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang itinerary builder app.

Getting from Emeishan to Lijiang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lantau island, and admire the natural beauty at Chi Lin Nunnery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Wuhan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Wuhan

— 4 nights
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Wuhan is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along East Lake in Wuhan, stroll through Mo Hill, walk around Jiefang Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Luojia Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wuhan trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hong Kong to Wuhan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Wuhan is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Huangshan.

Things to do in Wuhan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huangshan: She County (Xidi Ancient Village, Xuguo Stone Arch, &more), Qiyun Mountain (in Xiuning County) and Dagu Ridge of Huangshan (in Yi County). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Huangshan attractions planner.

You can take a train from Wuhan to Huangshan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 Dongshan Mountain of Shaoxing (in Shangyu) and Lin'an (Lin'an Dongtianmu Mountain & West Tianmu Mountain). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hangzhou Baocheng Temple, stop by Nanping Wanzhong Scenic Resort, and get in on the family fun at Crazy Apple land.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hangzhou travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Huangshan to Hangzhou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hangzhou can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Wuxi (Meiyuan Hengshan Scenic Area & the Xues' Garden) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Suzhou holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Suzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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 18th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Former French Concession, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip planner.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Beijing

— 6 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, make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beijing journey website.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Luanping County

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Luanping County tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

China travel guide

4.4
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.