27 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

27 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Xi'an
— 6 nights
2
Baoji
— 4 nights
3
Lantian County
— 2 nights
4
Huayin
— 3 nights
5
Hancheng
— 3 nights
6
Yan'an
— 4 nights
7
Yulin
— 3 nights

6
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
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 12.5-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 °C and lows at °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
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Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower
Muslim Quarter ©
Muslim Quarter

4
nights
Baoji

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 Mei County (Red River Valley Forest Park & Taibaishan National Forest Park), Guanshan Pasture (in Long County) and Xianyang Taibai Mountain (in Taibai County). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Datang qinwang Mausoleum, make a trip to Qinling Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Baoji Bronze Ware Museum, and steep yourself in history at Dasan Barrier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baoji trip planner.

Traveling by car from Xi'an to Baoji takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lantian County.

Things to do in Baoji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mei County, Guanshan Pasture, Xianyang Taibai Mountain, Qinling Mountains
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Red River Valley Forest Park ©
Red River Valley Forest Park
Xianyang Taibai Mountain ©
Xianyang Taibai Mountain
Baoji Bronze Ware Museum ©
Baoji Bronze Ware Museum

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nights
Lantian County

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 °C during the day and °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

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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3
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.
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, admire the striking features of Xi'an Yuquan Yard, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yuquan Courtyard of Huashan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Huayin online visit planner.

Getting from Lantian County to Huayin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hancheng.

Things to do in Huayin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Weinan, Emperor Rui Cemetery of Tang Dynasty
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Mount Huashan ©
Mount Huashan
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail ©
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail

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nights
Hancheng

Hancheng ©
Hancheng is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sima Qian Ancestral Hall, delve into the distant past at Hancheng Confucian Temple, see Great Wall Ruins of Wei, and steep yourself in history at Dangjia Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hancheng trip planner.

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

Things to do in Hancheng

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Dangjia Village ©
Dangjia Village

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nights
Yan'an

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 News Publishing Memorial 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 Parks Nature
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Zaoyuan Revolutionary Site of Yan'an ©
Zaoyuan Revolutionary Site of Yan'an
News Publishing Memorial of Yan'an ©
News Publishing Memorial of Yan'an

3
nights
Yulin

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
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