60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China route planner

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Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport
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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Nanjing
— 2 nights
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
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Guangzhou
— 3 nights
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Shenzhen
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 3 nights
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Xi'an
— 3 nights
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Suzhou
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 34 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Palace Museum and Temple of Heaven. Head to 798 Art Zone and PAPP'S TEAfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and get a taste of the local shopping with Wang Fu Jing Da Jie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Beijing online route planner.

Criciuma, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 33-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Criciuma to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Criciuma in March, with highs in Beijing at 17°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Nanjing

— 2 nights
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) and then get engrossed in the history at The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Jiming Temple, explore the activities along Xuanwu lake, and then explore the activities along Qin Huai River.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nanjing trip itinerary website.

Getting from Beijing to Nanjing by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in March since evenings lows in Nanjing dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hangzhou

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lingyin Temple and Zhejiang Museum Wulin. Get outdoors at Shaoxing Keyan Scenic Area and Xixi Wetland Park. It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu) and don't miss a visit to Hefang Street.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nanjing to Hangzhou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hangzhou are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Guangzhou

— 3 nights
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Beijing Road Raw Material For Medicine Shopping Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Shamian Island.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Guangzhou trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hangzhou to Guangzhou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hangzhou in March; daily highs in Guangzhou reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Shenzhen

— 2 nights
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
On the 29th (Mon), look for gifts at MILK Shirts, then take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and then hunt for treasures at Ladies Market. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of IFC mall and then indulge your senses at Secret Food Tours Hong Kong.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenzhen day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Guangzhou to Shenzhen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Shopping · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Chengdu

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jinli Pedestrian Street and Kuanzhai Alley. You'll explore and learn at Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum and Du Fu Cottage. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), stop by Suit Republic, get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, and take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip planning website.

You can fly from Shenzhen to Chengdu in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Shenzhen in March, with highs in Chengdu at 21°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Xi'an Bell Tower. Get some historical perspective at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kaiyuan Square and admire the masterpieces at Shanxi Art Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Xi'an journey planning tool.

Traveling by train from Chengdu to Xi'an takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Xi'an, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Suzhou

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street and then explore the activities along Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road, see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum, and then stroll around Humble Administrator's Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou trip planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Suzhou in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Shanghai

— 34 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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Three on the Bund are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and M50 Creative Park capture your imagination. Explore Shanghai's surroundings by going to Dongping National Forest Park (in Chongming County) and Jincanghu Park (in Taicang). Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. On the 16th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, look for gifts at Spin Ceramics, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai journey planner.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Shanghai sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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.