60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China holiday planner

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Yangshuo County
— 5 nights
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Lijiang
— 3 nights
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Lhasa
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 5 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
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Xi'an
— 5 nights
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Luoyang
— 2 nights
Fly to Beijing Capital, Bus to Gubeikou Station
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Luanping County
— 1 night
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Beijing
— 6 nights
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Shanghai
— 7 nights
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Hangzhou
— 5 nights
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Huangshan
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong
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Yangshuo County

— 5 nights
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Get out of town with these interesting Yangshuo County side-trips: Guilin (Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) & Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Bike Asia Cycling Tours, don't miss a visit to West Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Huangbu Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Xianggong Mountain.

To plan Yangshuo County vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Singapore, Singapore to Yangshuo County is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Yangshuo County hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

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.
Step out of Lijiang to go to Yulong County and see Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Moon Valley, and ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park.

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

You can fly from Yangshuo County to Lijiang in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Lhasa

— 2 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lhasa day trip site.

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Lhasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chengdu: Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan) and Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan). Spend the 16th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), make a trip to Jinli Pedestrian Street, snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), and look for gifts at Suit Republic.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chengdu tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lhasa to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Chengdu is a bit warmer than Lhasa - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 16:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County travel route builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Xi'an

— 5 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 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An), delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and admire the landmark architecture of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daytime highs in Xi'an are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Luoyang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Luoyang

— 2 nights
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll around International Mudanyuan and then stroll around Peony Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Longmen Grottoes.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luoyang trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Xi'an to Luoyang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Luoyang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Luanping County

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luanping County vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luoyang to Luanping County takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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: make a trip to Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and stroll around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luanping County to Beijing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Beijing, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shaxi Ancient Town in Taicang (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Suzhou trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

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.
Hangzhou is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), don't miss a visit to Hangzhou Wang Village, stroll around Ping Hu Qiu Yue, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hangzhou itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Hangzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hangzhou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Huangshan

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Huangshan side-trips: Mt.Wulong Scenic Resort of Wuyuan (in Wuyuan County) and Lucun (in Yi County). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, contemplate the waterfront views at Fuxi Tianhu Lake, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Cheng Dawei.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Huangshan tour itinerary site.

Drive from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

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 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong vacation planner.

You can fly from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:

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.