23 days in China Itinerary

23 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Guilin
— 2 nights
2
Yangshuo County
— 2 nights
3
Xing'an County
— 1 night
4
Ziyuan County
— 1 night
5
Longsheng County
— 1 night
6
Beihai
— 1 night
7
Nanning
— 2 nights
8
Yinchuan
— 1 night
9
Hohhot
— 3 nights
10
Xinjiang County
— 2 nights
11
Lhasa
— 2 nights

2
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Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), thenget great views at Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill), thenexplore the striking landscape at Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), and finally admire the striking features of Daxu Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): tour in style with a train tour, view the masterpieces at Ronghu Art Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guilin route builder site.

San Francisco, USA to Guilin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Guilin, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Guilin

Nature Parks Tours
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) ©
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
Ronghu Art Museum ©
Ronghu Art Museum

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Yangshuo County

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, grab your bike and head to Bike Asia Cycling Tours, and then don't miss a visit to West Street. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stone Village, thenidentify plant and animal life at South China Karst, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Moon Hill, and finally explore the activities along Yulong River.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yangshuo County itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guilin to Yangshuo County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Yangshuo County sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Xing'an County.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bike Asia Cycling Tours ©
Bike Asia Cycling Tours
Climbing Tours
South China Karst ©
South China Karst

1
night
Xing'an County

Xing'an County
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Guilin Merryland Resort, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Xing'an Scenic Resort, and then explore the activities along Xing'an Waterway.

Plan a trip to Xing'an County easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Yangshuo County to Xing'an County in 2 hours. In January in Xing'an County, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ziyuan County.

Things to do in Xing'an County

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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1
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Ziyuan County

Ziyuan County
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Bajiaozhai National Forest Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Tianmen Mountain of Guilin.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ziyuan County trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Xing'an County to Ziyuan County takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Longsheng County.

Things to do in Ziyuan County

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

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Longsheng County

Longsheng County ©
The highlight of a trip to Longsheng County is undoubtedly its terraced rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ping'an Village, make a trip to Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, and then take in the awesome beauty at Longji Mountain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Longsheng County trip app.

Traveling by car from Ziyuan County to Longsheng County takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Beihai.

Things to do in Longsheng County

Nature Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Longji Mountain ©
Longji Mountain
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces ©
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Ping'an Village ©
Ping'an Village

1
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Beihai

Beihai ©
Tourism in Beihai flourishes due to its long-standing status as an important trade port, as well as its warm climate and scenic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Haijing Square, Beihai, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Qiaogang Resort Beach, thenstroll through Silver Beach (Yin Tan), and finally admire the striking features of Beihai Modern Architecture.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Beihai trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Longsheng County to Beihai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nanning.

Things to do in Beihai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach (Yin Tan) ©
Silver Beach (Yin Tan)

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Nanning

Nanning ©
Discover verdant natural scenery, a warm climate, and a diverse culture on a vacation in Nanning, a large city near the border with Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): visit Nanning Zhongshan Snack Street, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Nanhu Lake Park, thenget to know the fascinating history of Bagui Rural Scenic Resort, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at China and Vietnam Friendship Pass. On your second day here, examine the collection at Guangxi Museum of Nationalities, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Qingxiu Mountain, thendon't miss a visit to The UpTown, and finally don't miss a visit to Chaoyang Square.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nanning day trip planning app.

Drive from Beihai to Nanning in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yinchuan.

Things to do in Nanning

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Qingxiu Mountain ©
Qingxiu Mountain
Nanhu Lake Park ©
Nanhu Lake Park
Guangxi Museum of Nationalities ©
Guangxi Museum of Nationalities

1
night
Yinchuan

Yinchuan ©
Yinchuan is the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, and former capital of the Western Xia Empire of the Tanguts. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Ningxia Museum, fly down the slopes at Yinchuan Cuiliudao Ski Areas, thensee the interesting displays at Jade Emperor Pavilion, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chengtian Temple (West Pagoda). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hanmeilin Art Museum Yinchuan, thenexplore the striking landscape at Gunzhongkou Scenic Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Western Xia Imperial Tombs.

Plan my trip to Yinchuan with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Nanning to Yinchuan with the Route module. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Nanning in January; daily highs in Yinchuan reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hohhot.

Things to do in Yinchuan

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanmeilin Art Museum Yinchuan
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Ningxia Museum ©
Ningxia Museum
Hanmeilin Art Museum Yinchuan ©
Hanmeilin Art Museum Yinchuan

3
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Hohhot

Hohhot ©
Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. Get in touch with nature at Wusutu National Forest Park and Greater Khingan Range. Dazhao Temple and Qing Princess House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Hohhot's surroundings by going to Xilamuren Prairie (in Da'erhan Maoming'an Lianhe Qi) and Meidaizhao Temple (in Baotou). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Inner Mongolia Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Aobao Mountain of Hohhot, delve into the distant past at Hohhot Mosque (Great Mosque), and steep yourself in history at Suiyuan City Wall and General Government Office Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hohhot day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Yinchuan to Hohhot with the Route module. Traveling from Yinchuan in January, expect Hohhot to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Xinjiang County.

Things to do in Hohhot

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Xilamuren Prairie, Greater Khingan Range, Meidaizhao Temple
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Meidaizhao Temple ©
Meidaizhao Temple
Inner Mongolia Museum ©
Inner Mongolia Museum
Dazhao Temple ©
Dazhao Temple

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Xinjiang County

Xinjiang County ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Gaochang, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longxing Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Dongyue Temple of Wanrong, Yuncheng.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Xinjiang County trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hohhot to Xinjiang County in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You will leave for Lhasa on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Xinjiang County

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dongyue Temple of Wanrong, Yuncheng
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Gaochang ©
Ancient City of Gaochang

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Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yaowang Mountain of Lhasa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Drak Yerpa and Great Mosque. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lhasa online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xinjiang County to Lhasa. In January in Lhasa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Drak Yerpa ©
Drak Yerpa
Nature & Wildlife Tours