60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Dunhuang
— 7 nights
2
Songpan County
— 4 nights
3
Lhasa
— 6 nights
4
Shangri-La County
— 5 nights
5
Lijiang
— 6 nights
6
Sanya
— 6 nights
7
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
8
Zhangjiajie
— 4 nights
9
Suzhou
— 6 nights
10
Fusong County
— 1 night
11
Beijing
— 7 nights

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as West Lake Nature Reserve of Dunhuang and Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office. Step out of the city life by going to Yangguan Desert Forest Park and Wowa Pond. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Xiqian Buddha Caves, delve into the distant past at Duhuang Ancient City Ruins, get engrossed in the history at Yangguan Museum, and see the interesting displays at Dunhuang Folk Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dunhuang online visit planner.

Manchester, UK to Dunhuang is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Dunhuang, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office ©
Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office
Xiqian Buddha Caves ©
Xiqian Buddha Caves

4
nights
Songpan County

Songpan County ©
Though the area remains largely rural and the economy mostly geared towards agriculture, tourism in Songpan County has begun to develop, with a host of scenic areas and cultural sites to explore.
Step out of the city life by going to Huanglong Scenic Valley and Xueshanliang Ridge. Explore hidden gems such as Munigou Scenic Resort and Erdaohai Lakes Scienc Spot. Take a break from Songpan County with a short trip to Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area in Mao County, about 1h 35 min away.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Songpan County trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dunhuang to Songpan County in 14 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Songpan County

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area ©
Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area

6
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Zhaji Temple. Step out of Lhasa to go to Gonggar County and see Dorje Drak Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), make a trip to Barkhor Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lhasa trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Songpan County to Lhasa in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In January, daytime highs in Lhasa are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dorje Drak Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) ©
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dukezong Ancient Town and Guishan Park. Step out of the city life by going to Napa Lake Grasslands and Bitahai Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumtsaling Monastery, explore the activities along Bitahai Lake, take in breathtaking views at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), and steep yourself in history at Haba Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shangri-La County online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Shangri-La County takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bitahai Lake
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Dukezong Ancient Town ©
Dukezong Ancient Town
Bitahai Nature Reserve ©
Bitahai Nature Reserve

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village and Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping). Escape the urban bustle at Lashi Lake and Ganhaizi Pasture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lijiang: Yulong County (Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain & Yushui Village). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Moon Valley, steep yourself in history at Stone Drum (Shigu) Town, make a trip to Mufu Palace, and wander the streets of Ancient City Zhongyi Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lijiang online itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Shangri-La County to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yulong County
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Lashi Lake ©
Lashi Lake
Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village ©
Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Luhuitou Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yalong Bay and Tianya Haijiao. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, take in the dramatic natural features at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, and browse the different shops at Pineapple Shopping Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sanya travel route planner.

Getting from Lijiang to Sanya by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Sanya are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Soho. Visiting Po Lin Monastery and Lamma Island will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Dragon's Back, admire the striking features of Chi Lin Nunnery, take in panoramic vistas at Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, and step off the mainland to explore Cheung Chau Island.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip tool.

Getting from Sanya to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sanya in February, expect nights in Hong Kong to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Soho ©
Soho
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

4
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tujia Customs Park. Take a break from the city and head to Tianzi Mountain and Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple and take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple ©
Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple

6
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 Suzhou Folk Custom Museum and Humble Administrator's Garden. Popular historic sites such as The Lingering Garden and Xitang Ancient Town are in your itinerary. Take a break from Suzhou with a short trip to Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot in Wuxi, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Master-of-Nets Garden, walk around Tiger Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, and steep yourself in history at Tongli Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Suzhou online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Suzhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Suzhou sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Fusong County.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden
Suzhou Folk Custom Museum ©
Suzhou Folk Custom Museum
Master-of-Nets Garden ©
Master-of-Nets Garden

1
night
Fusong County

Fusong County ©
Fusong County is a county in southern Jilin province, China. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Hannashan Hot Spring Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fusong County travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suzhou to Fusong County. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Fusong County

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hannashan Hot Spring Resort ©
Hannashan Hot Spring Resort

7
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 a sense of the local culture at Beijing Capital Museum and Simatai Great Wall. Take a break from the city and head to Longqing Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Gong Wang Fu, contemplate the waterfront views at Back Lakes (Hou Hai), admire the landmark architecture of Meridian Gate (Wu Men), and take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beijing road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Fusong County to Beijing with the Route module. In February in Beijing, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 7:
Highlights from your plan
Simatai Great Wall ©
Simatai Great Wall
Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu
Beijing Capital Museum ©
Beijing Capital Museum

Similar plans

58 days in China BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in China BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in China BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM BOLIVIA May, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 14 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, teens, popular sights Preferences: March, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in China BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, teens, popular sights Preferences: September, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in China BY A USER FROM CHINA April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: May, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 22 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, teens, popular sights Preferences: April, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans