16 days in Shanxi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shanxi holiday planner
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Datong
— 5 nights
Drive
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Shuozhou
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Dai County
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hunyuan County
— 3 nights
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Datong — 5 nights

The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) and Huayan Temple of Datong. Get outdoors at Wuguantun Grotto and Yungang Grottoes. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Shanhua Monastery, get a new perspective on nature at Datong Museum, examine the collection at Chinese Sculpture Museum, and steep yourself in history at Northern Wei Dynasty Empress Feng Grave.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Datong tour planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Datong is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Datong is 7 hours. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Datong: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shuozhou.
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Shuozhou — 4 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Shuozhou Chongfu Temple and Shuozhou Cemetery of Han Dynasty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luya Mountain and Ming Dynasty Great Wall of Qingshui River Region.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Shuozhou road trip website.

You can drive from Datong to Shuozhou in 2 hours. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Dai County.
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Dai County — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Yanmen Pass and then see Great Wall-Yanmenguan Section. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Yanmenguan Pass.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dai County sightseeing app.

Getting from Shuozhou to Dai County by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hunyuan County.
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Hunyuan County — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Datong Longshan Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Yong'an Temple and then steep yourself in history at Datong Yongzhen Temple.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hunyuan County day trip app.

Drive from Dai County to Hunyuan County in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hunyuan County are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Shanxi travel guide

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With an excellent railway and road infrastructure, the highland province of Shanxi offers excellent tourist opportunities, from scenic waterfall hikes to World Heritage-listed grottos with tens of thousands of Buddhas. A Shanxi itinerary can include Communist Party battlefield sites, and Song-dynasty paintings and multistory pagodas in well-preserved ancient cities. Museums provide an overview of this rich civilization, while national parks extend around portions of the Great Wall.
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