60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lhasa
— 4 nights
2
Lijiang
— 3 nights
3
Emeishan
— 3 nights
4
Chengdu
— 5 nights
5
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
6
Xi'an
— 5 nights
7
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
8
Huangshan
— 5 nights
9
Hangzhou
— 3 nights
10
Shanghai
— 6 nights
11
Suzhou
— 5 nights
12
Nanjing
— 5 nights
13
Beijing
— 6 nights

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, steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lhasa day trip planning website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Lhasa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Bangkok in June, expect Lhasa to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

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.
Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, step off the mainland to explore Bird Island, Lijiang, and walk around Black Dragon Pond Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lijiang travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Lijiang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Emeishan side-trips: Leshan (Wuyou Temple & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wannian Temple, admire the natural beauty at Emei Mountain Rare Botanical Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Emeishan online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Emeishan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leshan
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Wannian Temple
Wannian Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Fuhu Temple ©
Fuhu Temple

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan) and Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, and stop by Suit Republic.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chengdu trip maker site.

Getting from Emeishan to Chengdu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
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Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum

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 (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, and delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

Find out how to plan Xi'an trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, daytime highs in Xi'an are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, head off the coast to Lantau island, and make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Hong Kong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hong Kong when traveling from Xi'an in June, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huangshan: Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain (in She County) and Dagu Ridge of Huangshan (in Yi County). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Fuxi Tianhu Lake, and make a trip to Book Case Peak (Stalagmite Peak).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Huangshan day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Huangshan in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain, Dagu Ridge of Huangshan
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours
Shixin Peak ©
Shixin Peak

3
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.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Xixi Wetland Park. The adventure continues: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), contemplate the long history of Xiangji Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hefang Street, and take an in-depth tour of The Grand Jinghang Canal Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hangzhou trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Huangshan to Hangzhou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hangzhou can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Nature Parks Museums
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Xixi Wetland Park ©
Xixi Wetland Park
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)
Xiangji Temple ©
Xiangji Temple

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: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Shanghai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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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). The adventure continues: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, explore the world behind art at Six Arts Museum, and examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Suzhou sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Shanghai in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Suzhou: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Shaxi Ancient Town, Xitang Ancient Town
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town

5
nights
Nanjing

Nanjing ©
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Get out of town with these interesting Nanjing side-trips: Yangzhou (Daming Temple & Slender West Lake), Wuhu Fantawild Adventure (in Wuhu) and Caishi Scenic Resort (in Ma'anshan). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), take an in-depth tour of Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan), see the interesting displays at Presidential palace of Nanjing, and explore the galleries of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nanjing trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Suzhou to Nanjing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Suzhou in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Nanjing, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Yangzhou, Wuhu Fantawild Adventure, Caishi Scenic Resort
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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) ©
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)
Slender West Lake ©
Slender West Lake
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre ©
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre

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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nanjing to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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