60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Xi'an
— 3 nights
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Suzhou
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong
— 5 nights
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Lijiang
— 35 nights
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Lhasa
— 1 night
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Beijing

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Juyong Pass of Great Wall are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meridian Gate (Wu Men) and 798 Art Zone. Make the 21st (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of The Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of Heaven, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and wander the streets of Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

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Curitiba, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to China Standard Time is 11 hours. When traveling from Curitiba in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Beijing, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Xi'an

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
You'll explore and learn at Forest of Stone Steles Museum and Shanxi Art Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Travel China Guide and Muslim market. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, explore the ancient world of Small Goose Pagoda, and contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Xi'an online journey planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Suzhou

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Suzhou Museum and Suzhou Garden Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Xitang Ancient Town and Guan Qian Shopping Street. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Landscape Architecture, admire the masterpieces at Zhuangyuan Culture Museum, and steep yourself in history at Ruiguang Tower.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Suzhou trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Suzhou by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in March, plan for warmer nights in Suzhou, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Shanghai

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan). Get some historical perspective at Tian Zi Fang and Longhua Temple. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Former French Concession, take in the exciting artwork at Three on the Bund, take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Shanghai trip planner.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Shanghai when traveling from Suzhou in March, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and Stanley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dragon's Back and Soho. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Sandbox VR, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Liang Yi Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong day trip planning website.

Fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in April: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Lijiang

— 35 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shuhe Ancient Town and Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia). Do some cultural sightseeing at Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Old Town of Lijiang - China. Get out of town with these interesting Lijiang side-trips: Jianchuan County (Ximen Ancient buildings & Qianshi Mountain), Shangri-La County (XiangGeLiLa ZangZu MinSuGuan, Haba Snow Mountain, &more) and Yulong County (Yufeng Temple of Lijiang, Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping), &more). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Lashi Lake. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace, make a trip to Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village, stroll through Blue Moon Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Longquan Temple of Lijiang.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lijiang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Lijiang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Lhasa

— 1 night
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 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Lhasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.