60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip planner

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Xi'an
— 4 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu
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Chengdu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Emeishan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lijiang
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
Fly
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Wuhan
— 4 nights
Train
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Huangshan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hangzhou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
Train
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Shanghai
— 7 nights
Fly
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Beijing
— 6 nights
Drive
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Luanping County
— 2 nights
Drive to Beijing Capital International Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport

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Xi'an

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Xi'an online travel planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Xi'an is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Xi'an due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Xi'an, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Jiuzhaigou County

— 2 nights
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO. Some of the natural sites are considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang minorities, with many legends and anecdotes associated with each lake, waterfall, off-shoot valley, and snowcapped peak.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Chengdu

— 5 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.
Step out of Chengdu with an excursion to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 11th (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. Spend the 10th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), look for gifts at Suit Republic, stop by West China Center of Medical Sciences, and examine the collection at Sanhe Classic Car Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chengdu trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Chengdu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:

Emeishan

— 3 nights
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Emeishan: Leshan (Leshan Bridge & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain, explore the ancient world of Baoguo Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuhu Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Emeishan day trip site.

You can drive from Chengdu to Emeishan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Lijiang

— 3 nights

Suzhou on the Plateau

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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Dragon Pond Park, make a trip to HuaMa Jie, and steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang itinerary builder app.

Getting from Emeishan to Lijiang by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Hong Kong

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lantau island, and admire the natural beauty at Chi Lin Nunnery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Hong Kong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wuhan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 26:

Wuhan

— 4 nights
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Wuhan is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along East Lake in Wuhan, contemplate the long history of Mo Hill, take an in-depth tour of Hubei Provincial Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Luojia Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wuhan trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hong Kong to Wuhan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Wuhan is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Wuhan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

Huangshan

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huangshan: Qiyun Mountain (in Xiuning County), She County (Xidi Ancient Village, Xuguo Stone Arch, &more) and Dagu Ridge of Huangshan (in Yi County). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Huangshan attractions planner.

You can take a train from Wuhan to Huangshan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:

Hangzhou

— 5 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.
Explore Hangzhou's surroundings by going to Lin'an (Lin'an Dongtianmu Mountain & West Tianmu Mountain) and Dongshan Mountain of Shaoxing (in Shangyu). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baopu Taoist Temple, stop by Nanping Wanzhong Scenic Resort, and get in on the family fun at Crazy Apple land.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hangzhou travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Huangshan to Hangzhou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hangzhou can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

Suzhou

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Wuxi (Meiyuan Hengshan Scenic Area & the Xues' Garden), Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, and see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Suzhou holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Suzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

Shanghai

— 7 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.
On the 18th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:

Beijing

— 6 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and explore the ancient world of Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, plan for little chillier nights in Beijing, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:

Luanping County

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Luanping County tour itinerary 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. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

China travel guide

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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.