31 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

31 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yulin
— 2 nights
2
Yan'an
— 4 nights
3
Hancheng
— 3 nights
4
Huayin
— 3 nights
5
Lantian County
— 3 nights
6
Mei County
— 3 nights
7
Baoji
— 4 nights
8
Xi'an
— 8 nights

2
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. 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
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4
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. 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

Side Trip

Yan'an Bao'an Revolutionary Site
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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
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, Head underground at Qifodong Grotto, make a trip to Dangjiacun Ancient Buildings, and explore the ancient world of Hancheng Confucian Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hancheng travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yan'an to Hancheng takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Huayin.

Things to do in Hancheng

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Dangjia Village ©
Dangjia Village

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.
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, admire the landmark architecture of Xi'an Yuquan Yard, and trek along Mountain Huashan Plank Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Huayin road trip planner.

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

Side Trips

Weinan, Emperor Rui Cemetery of Tang Dynasty
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Mount Huashan ©
Mount Huashan
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail ©
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail

3
nights
Lantian County

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 °C during the day and °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 Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve
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3
nights
Mei County

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

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 °C and lows of °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 Shopping

Side Trips

Foping County, Qian Mausoleum, Xianyang Taibai Mountain
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Red River Valley Forest Park ©
Red River Valley Forest Park
Xianyang Taibai Mountain ©
Xianyang Taibai Mountain

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Baoji: Qishan Zhougong Temple (in Qishan County) and Guanshan Pasture (in Long County). 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

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Qishan Zhougong Temple, Guanshan Pasture
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Baoji People's Park ©
Baoji People's Park
Baoji Bronze Ware Museum ©
Baoji Bronze Ware Museum

8
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: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Drum Tower (Gulou).

You can plan Xi'an trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Baoji to Xi'an takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. 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
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 20:
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Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower
Muslim Quarter ©
Muslim Quarter