60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13 h
1
Jinghong
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Dali
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
3
Urumqi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Turpan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Kashgar
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
6
Kuqa County
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Korla
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Hami
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Dunhuang
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
10
Zhangye
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
11
Huzhu County
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Jianzha County
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Xining
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Haiyan County
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
15
Jiuzhi County
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
16
Songpan County
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
17
Chengdu
— 11 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
18
Xichang
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
19
Yuxi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Kuala Lumpur


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3
nights
Jinghong

Jinghong ©
Jinghong has become a popular stopover for backpackers and domestic holidaymakers drawn to the area's landscape and culture.
Jinghong is known for wildlife, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve, don't miss a visit to Manjinglan Dai Tourist Village, steep yourself in history at Xishuangbanna Dai Nationality Garden, and meet the residents at Peacock Garden, Sipsongpanna.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jinghong trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jinghong is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dali.

Things to do in Jinghong

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve ©
Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve
Tropical Flower Garden ©
Tropical Flower Garden

5
nights
Dali

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.
Dali is known for nature, classes, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Dali Ancient, get to know the fascinating history of Four Scenic Resorts of Dali, delve into the lush surroundings at Erhai Lake, and make a trip to Xizhou Town.

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

Fly from Jinghong to Dali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Urumqi.

Things to do in Dali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Erhai Lake ©
Erhai Lake
Dali Ancient ©
Dali Ancient

5
nights
Urumqi

Urumqi ©
As one of China's fastest-growing cities, Urumqi is a melting pot of international people and cultures set against a mountainous backdrop.
Step out of Urumqi with an excursion to Mt. Tianshan and Tianchi Lake Scenic Resort in Fukang--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), make a trip to People's Square of Urumqi, stroll around Red Mountain, and explore the stunning scenery at Tianshan Grand Canyon.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Urumqi visit planner.

Fly from Dali to Urumqi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Urumqi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turpan.

Things to do in Urumqi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Karakoram Highway, Tianshan Grand Canyon, Mt. Tianshan and Tianchi Lake Scenic Resort
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Lake of Tianshan ©
Heavenly Lake of Tianshan
Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan) ©
Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)
Mt. Tianshan and Tianchi Lake Scenic Resort ©

3
nights
Turpan

Turpan ©
Situated below sea level, the city of Turpan boasts a rich history as an ancient trade center, and its dramatic climate brings cold, harsh winters and boiling hot summers.
Turpan is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), take in the spiritual surroundings of Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), and take in the pleasant sights at Tu Lu Fan Qing Nian Lu Bu Xing Jie.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turpan trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Urumqi to Turpan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kashgar.

Things to do in Turpan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) ©
Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
Turpan Museum ©
Turpan Museum
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves ©
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

5
nights
Kashgar

Kashgar ©
Kashi remains a melting pot of Central Asian cultures and boasts one of the most important Islamic old towns in the region.
Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Oytagh Glacier Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of Appak Hoja Mosleum, contemplate the long history of Ga Er Ancient City, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abakh Hoja Tomb.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kashgar trip website.

Traveling by flight from Turpan to Kashgar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kashgar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuqa County.

Things to do in Kashgar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Idkah Mosque ©
Idkah Mosque
Off-Road Tours
Abakh Hoja Tomb
Abakh Hoja Tomb

1
night
Kuqa County

Kuqa County
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kuche Temple and then explore the stunning scenery at Tianshan Mysterious Grand Canyon.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuqa County trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kashgar to Kuqa County in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Korla.

Things to do in Kuqa County

Nature Wildlife Historic Sites

3
nights
Korla

Korla ©
Korla, Kurla, or Kuerle is a mid-sized city in central Xinjiang, and is, administratively, a county-level city and the seat of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, which is larger than Great Britain and is the largest Chinese prefecture. Korla is known for nature, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Tiemen Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Bositeng Lake, engage your brain at BaYinGuoLeng MengGu ZiZhiZhou KeJiGuan, and make a trip to Korla HuBin BuXingJie.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Korla vacation planner.

Getting from Kuqa County to Korla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hami.

Things to do in Korla

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bositeng Lake ©
Bositeng Lake

1
night
Hami

Hami
On the 27th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Mt. Tianshan Mountain Scenic Resort of Hami.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hami trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Korla to Hami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Hami

Historic Sites Parks

5
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.
Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Yadan National Geological Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mogao Caves, see the interesting displays at DunHuang MoGaoKu YiShuGuan, take an in-depth tour of Dunhuang Museum, and explore the ancient world of Xijin Tomb.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dunhuang planning site.

Traveling by car from Hami to Dunhuang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangye.

Things to do in Dunhuang

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

3
nights
Zhangye

Zhangye ©
Zhangye, formerly romanized as Changyeh or known as Kanchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China. Venture out of the city with trips to Binggou Danxia Scenic Area (in Sunan County) and Zhangye Danxia Geopark (in Linze County). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dafo Temple of Zhangye, explore the stunning scenery at Pingshan Grand Canyon, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Ganzhou Ancient Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zhangye road trip planner.

Getting from Dunhuang to Zhangye by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Huzhu County.

Things to do in Zhangye

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Binggou Danxia Scenic Area, Zhangye Danxia Geopark
Highlights from your plan
Zhangye Danxia Geopark ©
Zhangye Danxia Geopark
Dafo Temple of Zhangye ©
Dafo Temple of Zhangye

1
night
Huzhu County

Huzhu County ©
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Youning Temple and then delve into the lush surroundings at Beishan Mountain Forest Park of Huzhu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Huzhu County road trip planner.

You can drive from Zhangye to Huzhu County in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Jianzha County.

Things to do in Huzhu County

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Youning Temple ©
Youning Temple

1
night
Jianzha County

Jianzha County
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the engineering at Lijiaxia Hydropower Station, Huangnan and then delve into the lush surroundings at Qinghai Zhakanbula National Geological Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jianzha County sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Huzhu County to Jianzha County by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xining.

Things to do in Jianzha County

Parks Nature

3
nights
Xining

Xining ©
A gateway between Eastern China and Tibet since the days of the Silk Road, Xining boasts a history spanning more than 2,000 years.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Xining: Xining Niangniang Mountain (in Datong County) and Zanpulinka Pagada (in Huangyuan County). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kokonor, stroll around Xining Beihai Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Qinghai Plateau, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Xining Dongguan Mosque.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Xining trip planner.

You can drive from Jianzha County to Xining in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Haiyan County.

Things to do in Xining

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xining Niangniang Mountain, Zanpulinka Pagada, Qinghai Plateau
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kokonor ©
Lake Kokonor
Xining Dongguan Mosque ©
Xining Dongguan Mosque

1
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Haiyan County

Haiyan County
On the 11th (Sun), head off the coast to Sand Island of Qinghai Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Haiyan County trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Xining to Haiyan County in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Jiuzhi County.

Things to do in Haiyan County

Nature Parks

1
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Jiuzhi County

Jiuzhi County
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Nianbao Fairy Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jiuzhi Nianbaoyuze Mountain Scenic Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhi County trip tool.

Getting from Haiyan County to Jiuzhi County by car takes about 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Jiuzhi County

Nature Parks Wildlife

3
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Songpan County

Songpan County ©
Though the area remains largely rural and the economy mostly geared towards agriculture, tourism in Songpan County has begun to develop, with a host of scenic areas and cultural sites to explore.
Songpan County is known for historic sites, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Huanglong Scenic Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Zhaga Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Munigou Scenic Resort, and appreciate the views at Huanglong Valley.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Songpan County online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jiuzhi County to Songpan County takes 8.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Songpan County

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Zhaga Waterfall ©
Zhaga Waterfall

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chengdu side-trips: Tanghu Park (in Shuangliu County), Leshan (Lingyun Cliff Road & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)) and Dujiangyan (Anlan Bridge & Dujiangyan Irrigation System). Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qingcheng, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take an in-depth tour of Wuhou Memorial Temple.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chengdu trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Songpan County to Chengdu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Chengdu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xichang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Leshan, Dujiangyan, Tanghu Park
Highlights from your plan
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng

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Xichang

Xichang ©
On the 27th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Qionghai Lake and then head outdoors with Qiong Hai Lu Mountain Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Huanglian Earth Forest and then steep yourself in history at Lizhou Ancient Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Xichang road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Chengdu to Xichang with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yuxi.

Things to do in Xichang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Qionghai Lake ©
Qionghai Lake

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Yuxi

Yuxi
Yuxi is a prefecture-level city in the Yunnan province of the People's Republic of China. On the 29th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Hongta Mountain and then make a trip to XiaoMiao Jie.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yuxi day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Xichang to Yuxi with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yuxi

Parks Nature

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