60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
Bus to Xinnanmen, Fly to Lijiang
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Lijiang
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kunming
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 8 nights
Fly
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Hangzhou
— 5 nights
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Shanghai
— 7 nights
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Nanjing
— 5 nights
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Harbin
— 6 nights
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Qiqihar
— 2 nights
Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport, Drive to Luanping County
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 7 nights
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Xi'an — 5 nights

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Xi'an is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to China Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from London in January since evenings lows in Xi'an dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

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.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County trip planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Lijiang on the 27th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Lijiang — 4 nights

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 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. On the 28th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, make a trip to HuaMa Jie, gain insight with Lijiang Guides - Day Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Dragon Pond Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lijiang trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Lijiang by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly to Kunming.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

Kunming — 2 nights

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Yunnan Railway Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake (Cui Hu). On your second day here, examine the collection at Yunnan Nationalities Museum and then examine the collection at Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kunming driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Kunming in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Kunming sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.
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Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Hong Kong — 8 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get out of town with these interesting Hong Kong side-trips: Macau (Maritime Museum, Ruins of St. Paul's, &more). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and admire the landmark architecture of IFC mall.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong day trip planning website.

You can fly from Kunming to Hong Kong in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kunming in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hong Kong, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Hangzhou.
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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 10:

Hangzhou — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Linshun Temple(No.1 Caishen Temple), make a trip to Hangzhou Wang Village, and examine the collection at Huqingyu Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hangzhou trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Hangzhou takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in February: highs in Hangzhou hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Shanghai.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

Shanghai — 7 nights

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 sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longhua Temple, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shanghai route builder tool.

You can take a train from Hangzhou to Shanghai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Shanghai are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Suzhou.
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Find places to stay Feb 15 — 22:

Suzhou — 5 nights

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 Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, don't miss a visit to Shihu Lake, and steep yourself in history at Luzhi Town.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Suzhou journey planning app.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Shanghai in February, plan for cooler days in Suzhou, with highs around -5°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nanjing.
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Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Nanjing — 5 nights

Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Step out of Nanjing to go to Yangzhou and see Daming Temple, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), get engrossed in the history at Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan), see the interesting displays at Presidential palace of Nanjing, and admire the masterpieces at Sifang Art Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nanjing trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Nanjing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Suzhou in February, plan for warmer days in Nanjing, with highs around 11°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Harbin.
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Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:

Harbin — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, theme parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Harbin Ice and Snow World, head off the coast to Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao), don't miss a visit to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, and see the interesting displays at ZhongGuo MuDiao YiShuGuan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Harbin trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nanjing to Harbin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Nanjing in March; daily highs in Harbin reach 4°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Qiqihar.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:

Qiqihar — 2 nights

Qiqihar is one of the 13 Larger Municipalities in China, and the second largest city in the Heilongjiang province, China. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Zhalong Nature Reserve and then take an in-depth tour of Qiqihar Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Longsha Park and then make a trip to Heping Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Qiqihar day trip app.

You can take a train from Harbin to Qiqihar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Qiqihar are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luanping County.
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Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Luanping County — 1 night

On the 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Jinshanling Great Wall.

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Explore your travel options from Qiqihar to Luanping County with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beijing.
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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:
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Beijing — 7 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Mutianyu Great Wall, fly down the slopes at Jundushan Ski, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and find something for the whole family at Olympic Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Luanping County to Beijing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Beijing are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 12 — 19:

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.
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