60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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

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, don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, explore the fascinating underground world of Chimpu Caves, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa travel planner.

Mumbai, India to Lhasa is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, car, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Lhasa to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
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.
Step out of Lijiang to go to Yulong County and see Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Moon Valley, make a trip to HuaMa Jie, and explore the striking landscape of Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lijiang trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yulong County
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chengdu side-trips: Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan), Dujiangyan (China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda & Dujiangyan Irrigation System) and Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), examine the collection at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, and head outdoors with Kungfu Family.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chengdu sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Lijiang to Chengdu by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Chengdu are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Shuanglong Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Xi'an side-trips: Mount Huashan (in Huayin), Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums (in Xianyang) and Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and admire the striking features of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mount Huashan, Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums, Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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: stroll through Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Beijing by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 30th (Thu), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luanping County online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

2
nights
Harbin

Harbin ©
The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for theme parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World, see the interesting displays at Unit 731 Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Harbin Forest Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Harbin trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Luanping County to Harbin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Harbin are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums Theme Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World

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), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Harbin to Shanghai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Harbin in May: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Shazhou Park (in Zhangjiagang). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, stop by Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, and walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Suzhou online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Wuxi, Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town, Jiangyin Zhongshan Park, Shazhou Park
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

5
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Go for a jaunt from Hangzhou to She County to see Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), make a trip to Hangzhou Wang Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), and stroll around Prince Bay Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hangzhou holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Hangzhou takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Prince Bay Park ©
Prince Bay Park
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)

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.
Explore Huangshan's surroundings by going to Xuguo Stone Arch (in She County) and Yi County (Hongcun Ancient Village, Juyimukeng Scenic Resort, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, walk around Huangshan Geopark, contemplate the waterfront views at Fuxi Tianhu Lake, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Huangshan day trip planning website.

Getting from Hangzhou to Huangshan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yi County, Xuguo Stone Arch
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark

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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, head off the coast to Lantau island, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Huangshan to Hong Kong by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

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