59 days in China Itinerary

59 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chengdu
— 2 nights
2
Lijiang
— 2 nights
3
Sanya
— 4 nights
4
Hong Kong
— 7 nights
5
Guangzhou
— 5 nights
6
Hangzhou
— 5 nights
7
Shanghai
— 6 nights
8
Suzhou
— 4 nights
9
Nanjing
— 3 nights
10
Xi'an
— 4 nights
11
Harbin
— 5 nights
12
Mudanjiang
— 4 nights
13
Beijing
— 6 nights

2
nights
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.
Chengdu is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get outside with Kungfu Family, see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, and look for gifts at Suit Republic.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chengdu trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chengdu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Chengdu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Chengdu hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Kungfu Family ©
Kungfu Family
Spas

2
nights
Lijiang

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get in touch with nature with Lijiang Guides - Day Tours, and then make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang day trip planner.

You can fly from Chengdu to Lijiang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Lijiang

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Walking tours
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Lijiang Guides - Day Tours ©
Lijiang Guides - Day Tours

4
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Sanya is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Yalong Bay, take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, cool off at Aquaventure Water Park, and play a few rounds at Mystic Springs Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sanya vacation maker app.

Getting from Lijiang to Sanya by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Sanya are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Lin Chun Ling Forest Park ©
Lin Chun Ling Forest Park

7
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong vacation planning website.

You can fly from Sanya to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sanya in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 17:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

5
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guangzhou: Macau (Kun Iam Temple, Ruins of St. Paul's, &more). On the 22nd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Shamian Island, don't miss a visit to Canton Tower, walk around Guangzhou Children Park, and snap pictures at Liede Bridge.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Guangzhou online tour builder.

You can drive from Hong Kong to Guangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Guangzhou. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Macau
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
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Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) ©
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

5
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Take a break from Hangzhou with a short trip to Discovery Adventures Moganshan Park in Deqing County, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), get to know the fascinating history of Yangmeiling Scenic Spot, delve into the distant past at Ancestral Hall of Yu Qian, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hangzhou trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Guangzhou to Hangzhou takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Guangzhou in February, with highs in Hangzhou at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Discovery Adventures Moganshan Park
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)

6
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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.
On the 1st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

Plan a Shanghai trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Shanghai in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

4
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, steep yourself in history at Luzhi Town, get engrossed in the history at Six Arts Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lion Forest Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Suzhou trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shanghai in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Suzhou. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
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Luzhi Town ©
Luzhi Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Shaxi Ancient Town ©
Shaxi Ancient Town

3
nights
Nanjing

Nanjing ©
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Get out of town with these interesting Nanjing side-trips: Yangzhou (Slender West Lake & Daming Temple). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), see the interesting displays at Presidential palace of Nanjing, admire the masterpieces at Sifang Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nanjing journey builder.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Nanjing in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Nanjing. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Yangzhou
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) ©
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre ©
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre
Daming Temple ©
Daming Temple

4
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Xi'an road trip site.

You can fly from Nanjing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Nanjing in March, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide

5
nights
Harbin

Harbin ©
The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for theme parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World, make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, examine the collection at Unit 731 Museum, and stroll around Jiuzhan Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Harbin online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Harbin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Xi'an in March; daily highs in Harbin reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mudanjiang.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street

4
nights
Mudanjiang

Mudanjiang ©
Mudanjiang is a prefecture-level city in southernmost Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. When in Mudanjiang, make a side trip to see Chinese Snow Valley in Wuchang, approximately Wuchang away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Beishan Park, make a trip to DongYi BuXingJie, delve into the lush surroundings at Chaihe Jiuzhai, and pause for some photo ops at The Sculptures of Eight Heroines.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mudanjiang online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Harbin to Mudanjiang takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Mudanjiang

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Mudanjiang Martyrs Memorial, Chinese Snow Valley
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
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Beishan Park ©
Beishan Park

6
nights
Beijing

Beijing
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, hit the slopes at Jundushan Ski, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Beijing driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mudanjiang to Beijing. March in Beijing sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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