60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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60 days in China Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Lhasa
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
2
Lijiang
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Chengdu
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Xi'an
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
6
Beijing
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Luanping County
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  7 h 45 min
8
Harbin
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
9
Shanghai
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
10
Suzhou
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Hangzhou
— 5 nights
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
12
Huangshan
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
13
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), explore the fascinating underground world of Chimpu Caves, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lhasa road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Lhasa is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in Lhasa at 18°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

4
nights
Lijiang

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.
When in Lijiang, make a side trip to see Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute in Yulong County, approximately Yulong County away. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, take in the pleasant sights at Blue Moon Valley, make a trip to HuaMa Jie, and admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lijiang trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yulong County
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chengdu: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan), Dujiangyan (China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda & Dujiangyan Irrigation System) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get outside with Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route), stop by Suit Republic, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chengdu trip maker site.

Getting from Lijiang to Chengdu by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jiuzhaigou County's surroundings by going to Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, explore the activities along Shuanglong Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

5
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Explore Xi'an's surroundings by going to Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County), Mount Huashan (in Huayin) and Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums (in Xianyang). There's still lots 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), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an.

Plan my day in Xi'an using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums, Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an, Mount Huashan
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beijing holiday maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jinshanling Great Wall.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luanping County trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

2
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, don't miss a visit to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, examine the collection at Unit 731 Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Harbin Forest Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Harbin trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Luanping County to Harbin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Harbin to Shanghai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Harbin in May, with highs in Shanghai at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suzhou side-trips: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Shazhou Park (in Zhangjiagang) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, admire the landmark architecture of the Xues' Garden, look for gifts at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, and walk around Jiangyin Zhongshan Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Suzhou trip planner.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Wuxi, Shaxi Ancient Town, Jiangyin Zhongshan Park, Shazhou Park, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town

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.
Step out of Hangzhou with an excursion to Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain in She County--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), make a trip to Hangzhou Wang Village, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hangzhou online route planner.

Getting from Suzhou to Hangzhou by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Prince Bay Park ©
Prince Bay Park
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)

5
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huangshan: Xuguo Stone Arch (in She County) and Yi County (Hongcun Ancient Village, Juyimukeng Scenic Resort, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, explore the activities along Fuxi Tianhu Lake, stroll around Huangshan Geopark, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Huangshan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Huangshan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yi County, Xuguo Stone Arch
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark
Photography Tours

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, walk around Nan Lian Garden, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong travel route planner.

Getting from Huangshan to Hong Kong by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. May in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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