60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China route planner

Make it your trip
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 6 nights
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Hangzhou
— 5 nights
Train
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Huangshan
— 4 nights
Fly to Beijing Capital, Bus to Luanping County
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 6 nights
Fly
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Luoyang
— 2 nights
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Yangshuo County
— 5 nights
Fly to Chengdu, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu
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Chengdu
— 5 nights
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Emeishan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lijiang
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong

— 7 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong day trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hong Kong is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, expect Hong Kong to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

Shanghai

— 6 nights

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), wander the streets of Former French Concession, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jade Buddha Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, things will get little chillier in Shanghai: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

Suzhou

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Wuxi (Xihu Garden & Jichang Garden) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Suzhou trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:

Hangzhou

— 5 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
When in Hangzhou, make a side trip to see Wuxie National Forest Park in Zhuji, approximately Zhuji away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), walk around Prince Bay Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hangzhou Huanglongdong Yuanyuan Folk Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hangzhou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Hangzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Hangzhou, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

Huangshan

— 4 nights
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, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Cheng Dawei, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the activities along Fuxi Tianhu Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Huangshan trip planner.

You can take a train from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

Luanping County

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luanping County tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Huangshan to Luanping County takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Beijing

— 6 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and appreciate the history behind Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beijing online vacation planner.

You can 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. In April, daytime highs in Beijing are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Luoyang.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 5:

Luoyang

— 2 nights
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get in on the family fun at China National Flower Garden and then get engrossed in the history at Luoyang Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Binyang Cave and then stroll through Longmen Grottoes.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luoyang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Luoyang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Luoyang

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Yangshuo County

— 5 nights
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yangshuo County: Guilin (Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) & Wave-Subduing Hill Park). There's much more to do: stroll through South China Karst, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Asia Cycling Tours, explore the activities along Yulong River, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yangshuo County trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Luoyang to Yangshuo County by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Yangshuo County are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 12:

Jiuzhaigou County

— 4 nights
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO. Some of the natural sites are considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang minorities, with many legends and anecdotes associated with each lake, waterfall, off-shoot valley, and snowcapped peak.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Grass Lake, and contemplate the long history of Jiuzailing Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yangshuo County to Jiuzhaigou County takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Chengdu

— 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Chengdu to Guanghan to see Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), walk around Beihu Park, examine the collection at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chengdu trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Chengdu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

Emeishan

— 4 nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Emeishan: Leshan (Leshan Bridge & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple, and explore the ancient world of Baoguo Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Emeishan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chengdu to Emeishan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lijiang.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Lijiang

— 5 nights

Suzhou on the Plateau

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.
Step out of Lijiang to go to Yulong County and see Thin Strip of Sky of Lijiang, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, don't miss a visit to HuaMa Jie, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lijiang attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Emeishan to Lijiang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

China travel guide

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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.