60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 7 nights
Drive
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Luanping County
— 2 nights
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Bus to Dongzhimen, Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
Taxi to Longnan Chengzhou, Fly to Xi'an
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Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Shanghai
— 7 nights
Train
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Hangzhou
— 5 nights
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Huangshan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 8 nights
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Lijiang
— 3 nights
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Emeishan
— 3 nights
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Chengdu
— 5 nights
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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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Heaven, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and contemplate the long history of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beijing road trip planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Beijing, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in March: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Luanping County.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:

Luanping County — 2 nights

On the 10th (Thu), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luanping County online day trip planner.

Getting from Beijing to Luanping County by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Jiuzhaigou County on the 11th (Fri).
Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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 12th (Sat): make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Jiuzhaigou County in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Xi'an are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Suzhou.
Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Six Arts Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Suzhou day trip planning tool.

Fly from Xi'an to Suzhou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in March, expect much warmer with lows of 18°C in Suzhou. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Shanghai.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

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: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), admire the striking features of Jin Mao Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

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

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Shanghai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hangzhou.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:

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.
Step out of Hangzhou to go to Lin'an and see West Tianmu Mountain, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Linshun Temple(No.1 Caishen Temple), make a trip to Hangzhou Wang Village, and steep yourself in history at Lingyin Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hangzhou attractions planning tool.

Take a train from Shanghai to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Huangshan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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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), Mt.Wulong Scenic Resort of Wuyuan (in Wuyuan County) and She County (Xuguo Stone Arch & Xidi Ancient Village). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, contemplate the waterfront views at Fuxi Tianhu Lake, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and stroll through Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark.

Discover how to plan a Huangshan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Hangzhou to Huangshan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

Hong Kong — 8 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hong Kong: Macau (Kun Iam Temple, Ruins of St. Paul's, &more). Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), stroll around Nan Lian Garden, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong driving holiday planner.

Fly from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lijiang.
Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 17:

Lijiang — 3 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 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, walk around Black Dragon Pond Park, steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, and make a trip to HuaMa Jie.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Lijiang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Emeishan.
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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.
Explore Emeishan's surroundings by going to Leshan (Leshan Bridge & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain and take in the spiritual surroundings of Baoguo Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Emeishan trip maker.

Fly from Lijiang to Emeishan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chengdu.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Chengdu — 5 nights

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.
When in Chengdu, make a side trip to see Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan, approximately Guanghan away. Spend the 26th (Tue) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), head outdoors with Kungfu Family, stop by West China Center of Medical Sciences, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Emeishan to Chengdu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Chengdu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Shopping · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

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.