60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 5 nights
2
Datong
— 2 nights
3
Zhangjiajie
— 5 nights
4
Xi'an
— 5 nights
5
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
6
Dunhuang
— 3 nights
7
Lhasa
— 5 nights
8
Shangri-La County
— 3 nights
9
Lijiang
— 3 nights
10
Yangshuo County
— 4 nights
11
Sanya
— 3 nights
12
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
13
Suzhou
— 5 nights
14
Shanghai
— 5 nights

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meridian Gate (Wu Men) and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 16 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Beijing at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Datong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Datong

Datong ©
The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
On the 8th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Tan Mei Kee Nuns Statues and then Head underground at Yungang Grottoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Datong day trip planning site.

You can drive from Beijing to Datong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Datong

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Yungang Grottoes ©
Yungang Grottoes
Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) ©
Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)

5
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Get outdoors at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Tianzi Mountain and identify plant and animal life at Suoxiyu Nature Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zhangjiajie vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Datong to Zhangjiajie by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get outdoors at Mount Huashan and Mountain Huashan Plank Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Xi'an Bell Tower and Shaanxi History Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and examine the collection at Xi'an Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Xi'an trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Zhangjiajie to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Huayin
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Mount Huashan ©
Mount Huashan
Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Explore hidden gems such as Huanglong Scenic Valley and Pearl Shoal Waterfalls. Escape the urban bustle at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and Huanglong Valley. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

3
nights
Dunhuang

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
Get some cultural insight at Mogao Caves and Xijin Tomb. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Moon Pool. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Library Cave Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at Dunhuang Folk Museum, and explore the world behind art at Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Dunhuang trip planner.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Dunhuang by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Museums Nature Parks
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Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain ©
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain

5
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Barkhor Street. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lhasa vacation planner.

Fly from Dunhuang to Lhasa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lhasa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

3
nights
Shangri-La County

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and Bitahai Nature Reserve. Sumtsaling Monastery and Tubo Tibetan Thangka Store are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll around Guishan Park and take in the awesome beauty at Lanyue Mountain Valley.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shangri-La County trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Shangri-La County takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Sumtsaling Monastery
Sumtsaling Monastery
Bitahai Nature Reserve ©
Bitahai Nature Reserve

3
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Visiting Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Lijiang Spruce Plain will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shuhe Ancient Town and Mufu Palace. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, walk around Black Dragon Pond Park, and stroll through Blue Moon Valley.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lijiang trip builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Shangri-La County to Lijiang takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lijiang can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yulong County
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Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China

4
nights
Yangshuo County

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yulong River and Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan). Take a break from the city and head to South China Karst and Huangbu Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Yangshuo County side-trips: Guilin (Photography Tours & Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Xianggong Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Yangshuo County travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Yangshuo County in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lijiang in August, you will find days in Yangshuo County are much warmer (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Guilin
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Yulong River ©
Yulong River
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
South China Karst ©
South China Karst

3
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yalong Bay and Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa. Get outdoors at Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, and walk around Luhuitou Park.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sanya trip site.

Traveling by flight from Yangshuo County to Sanya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sanya are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park ©
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get in touch with nature at Po Lin Monastery and Lantau island. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong online road trip planner.

Fly from Sanya to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Humble Administrator's Garden and Shantang Street. Explore hidden gems such as Xitang Ancient Town and Tiger Hill. When in Suzhou, make a side trip to see Shaxi Ancient Town in Taicang, approximately Taicang away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Master-of-Nets Garden, don't miss a visit to The Lingering Garden, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, and contemplate the long history of Tongli Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Suzhou in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Suzhou is a bit warmer than Hong Kong - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
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Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
The Lingering Garden ©
The Lingering Garden

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Huangpu River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Tian Zi Fang. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Suzhou in August, with highs in Shanghai at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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