31 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

31 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

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Yulin
— 2 nights
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Yan'an
— 4 nights
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Hancheng
— 3 nights
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Huayin
— 3 nights
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Lantian County
— 3 nights
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Mei County
— 3 nights
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Baoji
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 8 nights
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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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see Great Wall Ruins of Qin Dynasty and then enjoy breathtaking views from Lingxiao Tower of Yulin. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Yulin Drum Tower and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhenbeitai Observation Deck.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Yulin online vacation planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Yulin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Yulin is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yan'an.

Things to do in Yulin

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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. Step out of Yan'an to go to Zhidan county and see Yan'an Bao'an Revolutionary Site, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xuanyuan Temple, contemplate the long history of Zaoyuan Revolutionary Site of Yan'an, take an in-depth tour of Former Revolutionary Headquarters at Wangjiaping, and examine the collection at Revolutionary Memorial Hall (Geming Jinianguan).

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Yan'an vacation builder tool.

Getting from Yulin to Yan'an by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hancheng.

Things to do in Yan'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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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, admire the landmark architecture of Dangjiacun Ancient Buildings, contemplate the long history of Dangjia Village, and delve into the distant past at Hancheng Confucian Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hancheng trip maker.

Drive from Yan'an to Hancheng in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Huayin.

Things to do in Hancheng

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Emperor Rui Cemetery of Tang Dynasty in Pucheng County (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Huashan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Xiyue Temple, and hike along Mountain Huashan Plank Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Huayin journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hancheng to Huayin takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lantian County.

Things to do in Huayin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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Lantian County

Go for a jaunt from Lantian County to Zhashui County to see Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve about 1h 20 min away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lantian County trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Huayin to Lantian County in 1.5 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) so you can travel to Mei County.

Things to do in Lantian County

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

3
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Mei County

Explore Mei County's surroundings by going to Xianyang Taibai Mountain (in Taibai County), Qian Mausoleum (in Qian County) and Foping County (Qinling Mountains & Shanxi Foping National Nature Reserve).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mei County route planner.

You can drive from Lantian County to Mei County in 2.5 hours. January in Mei County sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baoji.

Things to do in Mei County

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

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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. Go for a jaunt from Baoji to Qishan County to see Qishan Zhougong Temple about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Datang qinwang Mausoleum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jiangziya Diaoyutai Scenic Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Jifengshan Scenic Resort, and don't miss a visit to Tiantai Mountian Scenic Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baoji trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Mei County to Baoji in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Baoji

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

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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, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, and take in panoramic vistas at Drum Tower (Gulou).

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Baoji to Xi'an in 2.5 hours. In January in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 20:

Shaanxi travel guide

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History Museums · Ruins · Landmarks
Considered the cradle of Chinese culture and civilization, Shaanxi boasts a string of top tourist attractions--including the World Heritage-listed archaeological site of Emperor Qinshihuang's famed terracotta warriors. While millions of people take a trip to Shaanxi to see this immense display of ancient military power, others come to explore Huashan Mountain, one of the country's five sacred Taoist sites. Acting as a giant open-air historical and natural museum, the region also boasts a number of national parks, appealing to intrepid explorers looking to add a few outdoor activities to their Shaanxi itinerary.