58 days in China Itinerary

58 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chengdu
— 4 nights
2
Emeishan
— 4 nights
3
Xi'an
— 5 nights
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
5
Lhasa
— 4 nights
6
Lijiang
— 4 nights
7
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
8
Shanghai
— 6 nights
9
Suzhou
— 5 nights
10
Huangshan
— 5 nights
11
Luanping County
— 1 night
12
Beijing
— 7 nights

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Chengdu: Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, visit West China Center of Medical Sciences, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chengdu trip itinerary maker app.

Porto, Portugal to Chengdu is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Chengdu is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in May, with highs in Chengdu at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Yinchang Valley, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route), Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

4
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.
Explore Emeishan's surroundings by going to Leshan (Wuyou Temple & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple, don't miss a visit to Heilongjiang Plank Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Emei Mountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Baoguo Temple.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Emeishan day trip planning website.

Drive from Chengdu to Emeishan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Leshan
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wannian Temple
Wannian Temple

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, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, and delve into the distant past at Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an.

Plan my day in Xi'an using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Emeishan to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

4
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, make a trip to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Lhasa in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Lhasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

4
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.
Lijiang is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming, explore the activities along Blue Moon Valley, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lijiang driving holiday website.

Fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Walking tours

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: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip maker website.

You can fly from Lijiang to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip planning website.

Fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, things will get a bit cooler in Shanghai: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suzhou side-trips: Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's much more to do: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, don't miss a visit to Shihu Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Suzhou planning tool.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shaxi Ancient Town, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huangshan: She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch) and Yi County (Dagu Ridge of Huangshan & Juyimukeng Scenic Resort). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, explore the activities along Fuxi Tianhu Lake, take in breathtaking views at Xihai Great Canyon, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Huangshan road trip site.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Huangshan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

She County, Yi County
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Jinshanling Great Wall.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luanping County trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Huangshan to Luanping County takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing road trip planner.

Getting from Luanping County to Beijing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Beijing, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:
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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