60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Lhasa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Emeishan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Chengdu
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Zhangjiajie
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h
7
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Shanghai
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Suzhou
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Nanjing
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Huangshan
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Subway + Bus + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
12
Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
13
Beijing
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
nights
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lhasa online tour planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lhasa is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. 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 Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

3
nights
Emeishan

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 lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wannian Temple, don't miss a visit to Heilongjiang Plank Road, and take in nature's colorful creations at Emei Mountain Rare Botanical Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Emeishan day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lhasa to Emeishan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leshan
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Fuhu Temple ©
Fuhu Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wuyou Temple ©
Wuyou Temple

5
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
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 Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan) and Dujiangyan (Yuzui Diversion Channel & Dujiangyan Irrigation System). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get in on the family fun at Happy Valley of Chengdu, stop by West China Center of Medical Sciences, and head outdoors with Kungfu Family.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Yinchang Valley, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

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, admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, 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 do a combination of flight and taxi. 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

Huanglong Valley
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

5
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, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. 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:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

5
nights
Zhangjiajie

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, walk around Sandstone and Peaks Geological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple.

Plan my day in Zhangjiajie using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
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: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and stroll through Lantau island.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

6
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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 parks. 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 wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai online tour planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; 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
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

5
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
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: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shigong Mountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Suzhou road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Shaxi Ancient Town ©
Shaxi Ancient Town
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

5
nights
Nanjing

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). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), examine the collection at Presidential palace of Nanjing, explore the activities along Nanjing Gingko Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan).

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

You can take a train from Suzhou to Nanjing in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nanjing are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yangzhou
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) ©
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)
Presidential palace of Nanjing ©
Presidential palace of Nanjing
Slender West Lake ©
Slender West Lake

5
nights
Huangshan

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: She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch) and Hongcun Ancient Village (in Yi County). 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 walk around Huangshan Geopark.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huangshan day trip site.

Traveling by car from Nanjing to Huangshan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

She County, Hongcun Ancient Village
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon

1
night
Luanping County

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, bus, and taxi from Huangshan to Luanping County in 7 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:

6
nights
Beijing

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 see ratings, maps, other places to visit, 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
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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