27 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

27 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

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Xi'an
— 6 nights
Drive
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Baoji
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lantian County
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huayin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hancheng
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yan'an
— 4 nights
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Yulin
— 3 nights
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6
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Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, don't miss a visit to Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, and delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Xi'an itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Xi'an is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Xi'an due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Xi'an at 8°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Baoji.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
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4
nights
Baoji

'' is a prefecture-level city in western Shaanxi province, People's Republic of China.GeographyThe prefecture-level city of Baoji has a population of 3,716,731 according to the 2010 Chinese census, inhabiting an area of 18172km². Explore Baoji's surroundings by going to Guanshan Pasture (in Long County), Mei County (Red River Valley Forest Park & Taibaishan National Forest Park) and Xianyang Taibai Mountain (in Taibai County). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Datang qinwang Mausoleum, make a trip to Qinling Mountains, and get engrossed in the history at Baoji Bronze Ware Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Baoji trip site.

Getting from Xi'an to Baoji by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lantian County.

Things to do in Baoji

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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2
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Lantian County

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Xi'an Wangchuan Karst Cave and then pause for some photo ops at Shuilu Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Tang Valley SPA Recuperation Base.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lantian County trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Baoji to Lantian County in 2.5 hours. In January in Lantian County, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Huayin.

Things to do in Lantian County

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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3
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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.
Step out of Huayin to go to Pucheng County and see Emperor Rui Cemetery of Tang Dynasty, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Huashan, stroll through Mountain Huashan Plank Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuquan Courtyard of Huashan.

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

You can drive from Lantian County to Huayin in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hancheng.

Things to do in Huayin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Mount Huashan ©
Mountain
Mount Huashan
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Hancheng

Hancheng is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Great Wall Ruins of Wei, explore the fascinating underground world of Qifodong Grotto, explore the ancient world of Hancheng Confucian Temple, and steep yourself in history at Dangjia Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hancheng trip builder tool.

You can drive from Huayin to Hancheng in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yan'an.

Things to do in Hancheng

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Dangjia Village ©
Historic Site
Dangjia Village
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4
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Yan'an

Yan'an HistoryIn medieval China, Yan'an was once called Yanzhou, a location of strategic military importance for the Chinese empire and Tanguts of the Western Xia Dynasty. Yan'an is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Xuanyuan Temple, examine the collection at Revolutionary Memorial Hall (Geming Jinianguan), contemplate the long history of Zaoyuan Revolutionary Site of Yan'an, and take an in-depth tour of Former Revolutionary Headquarters at Wangjiaping.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yan'an trip planner.

You can drive from Hancheng to Yan'an in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yulin.

Things to do in Yan'an

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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3
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Yulin

Yulin is a prefecture-level city in the Shanbei region of Shaanxi province, China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the north, Shanxi to the east, and Ningxia to the west. On the 16th (Thu), see Great Wall Ruins of Qin Dynasty and then take in panoramic vistas at Lingxiao Tower of Yulin. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Yulin Drum Tower and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhenbeitai Observation Deck.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yulin trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yan'an to Yulin takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yulin

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18: