60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Lhasa
— 3 nights
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Emeishan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chengdu
— 5 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
Taxi to Longnan Chengzhou, Fly to Xi An
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Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly
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Zhangjiajie
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong
— 6 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 6 nights
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Nanjing
— 5 nights
Drive
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Huangshan
— 5 nights
Fly to Beijing Capital, Bus to Gubeikou Station
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 6 nights
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Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lhasa online tour planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lhasa is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Lhasa is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lhasa when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

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Emeishan

A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Emeishan: Leshan (Wuyou Temple & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple and make a trip to Daping Jixue Scenic Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Emeishan trip itinerary website.

Fly from Lhasa to Emeishan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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Chengdu

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Explore Chengdu's surroundings by going to Dujiangyan (Yuzui Diversion Channel & Dujiangyan Irrigation System) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), look for gifts at Suit Republic, and stop by West China Center of Medical Sciences.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chengdu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Emeishan to Chengdu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

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Jiuzhaigou County

Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with a short trip to Huanglong Valley in Songpan County (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Shuzheng Valley, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County vacation app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

5
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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, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

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Zhangjiajie

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Spend the 9th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the striking landscape at Xihai Stone Forest.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie online travel route planner.

Fly from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

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Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong journey site.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

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Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai online tour planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

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Suzhou

Venice of the East

One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suzhou: Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's lots more to do: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, admire the striking features of Qiyuan Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, and contemplate the long history of Luzhi Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Suzhou holiday builder tool.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

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Nanjing

Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Get out of town with these interesting Nanjing side-trips: Yangzhou (Daming Temple & Slender West Lake). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), contemplate the long history of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, see the interesting displays at Presidential palace of Nanjing, and walk around Nanjing Lovers' Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nanjing trip planner.

Getting from Suzhou to Nanjing by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nanjing can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Nanjing

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

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Huangshan

Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huangshan: Hongcun Ancient Village (in Yi County) and She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, take in the views from Buxian Bridge, explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon, and explore the activities along Fuxi Tianhu Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huangshan day trip site.

Traveling by car from Nanjing to Huangshan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

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Luanping County

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luanping County, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Huangshan to Luanping County in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

6
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Beijing

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the striking features of The Palace Museum, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Beijing online journey maker.

Drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.