16 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

16 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Xi'an
— 5 nights
2
Huayin
— 2 nights
3
Hancheng
— 2 nights
4
Hu County
— 2 nights
5
Mei County
— 4 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Xi'an: Xianyang (Weibin Park & Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums) and Shuilu Temple (in Lantian County). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, stroll through Bailuyuan Ski Area, stroll around Huangcheng Park, and contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Xi'an day trip site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Xi'an is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Xi'an to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Huayin.

Things to do in Xi'an

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Xianyang, Shuilu Temple
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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

2
nights
Huayin

Huayin ©
"Huayin" translates literally as "to the north of Mount Hua," which says a lot about this city inextricably linked to the sacred Taoist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Xiyue Temple, hike along Mountain Huashan Plank Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Huashan. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zhaoyang Peak, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yuntai Peak, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pujiu Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Huayin trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Xi'an to Huayin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hancheng.

Things to do in Huayin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Weinan, Pujiu Temple
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Mount Huashan ©
Mount Huashan
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail ©
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail

2
nights
Hancheng

Hancheng ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see Great Wall Ruins of Wei, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Qifodong Grotto, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sima Qian Ancestral Hall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hancheng Village, delve into the distant past at Hancheng Confucian Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hancheng Dayu Temple, thentake an in-depth tour of Ruins Cultural Artifacts Exhibition Hall of East and West Zhou Dynasty, thenadmire the striking features of Dangjiacun Ancient Buildings, and finally steep yourself in history at Dangjia Village.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hancheng trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Huayin to Hancheng in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hu County.

Things to do in Hancheng

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Dangjia Village ©
Dangjia Village

2
nights
Hu County

Hu County ©
On the 27th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Taiping Forest Park and then take a peaceful walk through Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Huayang Temple and then take a peaceful walk through Louguantai National Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hu County road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hancheng to Hu County takes 3 hours. December in Hu County sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mei County.

Things to do in Hu County

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louguantai National Forest Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Louguantai National Forest Park ©
Louguantai National Forest Park

4
nights
Mei County

Mei County ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mei County: Xianyang Taibai Mountain (in Taibai County), Wuzhangyuan Zhuge Liang Temple (in Qishan County) and Zhouzhi County (Cuifeng Mountain Forest Park & Zhouzhi County Nature reserve of Shaanxi).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mei County trip planner.

Drive from Hu County to Mei County in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mei County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zhouzhi County, Xianyang Taibai Mountain, Tang Valley SPA Recuperation Base, Wuzhangyuan Zhuge Liang Temple
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Red River Valley Forest Park ©
Red River Valley Forest Park
Xianyang Taibai Mountain ©
Xianyang Taibai Mountain
Wuzhangyuan Zhuge Liang Temple ©
Wuzhangyuan Zhuge Liang Temple