60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lhasa
— 3 nights
2
Shangri-La County
— 3 nights
3
Lijiang
— 3 nights
4
Dali
— 2 nights
5
Chengdu
— 4 nights
6
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
7
Xi'an
— 4 nights
8
Zhangjiajie
— 4 nights
9
Guilin
— 3 nights
10
Yangshuo County
— 3 nights
11
Sanya
— 3 nights
12
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
13
Huangshan
— 4 nights
14
Suzhou
— 4 nights
15
Shanghai
— 5 nights
16
Beijing
— 6 nights

3
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jampey Lhakhang, and make a trip to Barkhor Street.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa travel itinerary planner.

Ningbo to Lhasa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lhasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sumtsaling Monastery and Napa Hai Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: walk around Guishan Park, take in the awesome beauty at Lanyue Mountain Valley, go for a walk through Shika Snow Mountains, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Shangri-La Highland Craft Brewery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shangri-La County vacation planner.

Fly from Lhasa to Shangri-La County in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Potatso National Park ©
Potatso National Park
Sumtsaling Monastery
Sumtsaling Monastery
Napa Hai Nature Reserve ©
Napa Hai 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Mufu Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Blue Moon Valley, appreciate the history behind Sanyan Well, delve into the distant past at Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Puji Temple, Lijiang.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lijiang holiday maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Shangri-La County to Lijiang takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dali.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yulong County
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley

2
nights
Dali

Dali ©
Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Da Li Shi Kong Guo Shi Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate), thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dali Cang Mountain, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Four Scenic Resorts of Dali, thenwander the streets of Dali Ancient, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Erhai Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dali trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lijiang to Dali in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Erhai Lake ©
Erhai Lake
Dali Cang Mountain ©
Dali Cang Mountain

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 hidden gems such as Mount Qingcheng and Jinli Pedestrian Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chengdu: Panda Valley (in Dujiangyan) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), walk around Wangjianglou Park, gain insight at Sichuan University, and see the interesting displays at Sichuan Opera Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chengdu online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Dali to Chengdu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Panda Valley, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
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Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Jinli Pedestrian Street

2
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jiuzailing Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Shu Zheng Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Shuanglong Lake, and then explore the activities along Grass Lake.

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

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

4
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Huashan and Xi'an Bell Tower. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. June in Xi'an sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park and Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Xihai Stone Forest, admire the verdant scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and take some stellar pictures from Daguan Platform.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zhangjiajie attractions planner.

Fly from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Guilin.

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

3
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) and Sun and Moon Pagodas. Go for a jaunt from Guilin to Lingui County to see Baxian Cave of Guilin about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lingjian Stream, don't miss a visit to Diecaishan Stone, and explore the striking landscape at Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Guilin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Guilin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Guilin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Baxian Cave of Guilin
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park ©
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden ©
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Xianggong Mountain and Moon Hill. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Yulong River, grab your bike and head to Bike Asia Cycling Tours, stroll around Yangshuo Historic Landscape Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Guilin Laozhai Mountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yangshuo County day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Guilin to Yangshuo County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Yangshuo County are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yulong River ©
Yulong River
Guilin Laozhai Mountain ©
Guilin Laozhai Mountain
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yalong Bay and Nanshan Temple. There's still lots to do: walk around Luhuitou Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, explore the striking landscape at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, and trek along Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sanya road trip website.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Luhuitou Park ©
Luhuitou Park

5
nights
Hong Kong

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), don't miss a visit to Central, and head off the coast to Lantau island.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong tour planner.

You can 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 July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark and Xihai Great Canyon. Explore Huangshan's surroundings by going to She County (Tangyue Arch Group, Xuguo Stone Arch, &more) and Yi County (Hongcun Ancient Village, Lucun, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, explore the activities along Fuxi Tianhu Lake, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Huangshan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Huangshan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

She County, Yi County
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark ©
Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark
Hongcun Ancient Village ©
Hongcun Ancient Village

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Lingering Garden and Lion Forest Garden. When in Suzhou, make a side trip to see Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County, approximately Jiashan County away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road, and stroll through Master-of-Nets Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Suzhou sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Huangshan to Suzhou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
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Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden
The Lingering Garden ©
The Lingering Garden
Lion Forest Garden ©
Lion Forest 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 Bund International Architecture Exhibition and Tian Zi Fang. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take a stroll through Old Town (Nanshi), and enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai journey planning website.

Getting from Suzhou to Shanghai by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in July, you will find days in Shanghai are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Bund International Architecture Exhibition ©
Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao) ©
Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao)

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Juyong Pass of Great Wall and Nine Dragon Screen. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Lakes (Hou Hai), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and admire the landmark architecture of Gong Wang Fu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beijing tour itinerary maker website.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shanghai in July since evenings lows in Beijing dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Juyong Pass of Great Wall ©
Juyong Pass of Great Wall
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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