60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Harbin
— 5 nights
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Nanjing
— 4 nights
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Shanghai
— 6 nights
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Huangshan
— 4 nights
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Xiamen
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
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Guangzhou
— 5 nights
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Sanya
— 4 nights
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Lijiang
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 3 nights
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Xi'an
— 4 nights
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Beijing
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Harbin

— 5 nights

Ice City

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: find something for the whole family at Harbin Ice and Snow World, make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Haerbin Martyrs Cemetery, and examine the collection at ZhongGuo MuDiao YiShuGuan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Harbin attractions planning app.

Algiers, Algeria to Harbin is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Algiers to Harbin, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Algiers in March; daily highs in Harbin reach 4°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:

Nanjing

— 4 nights
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nanjing: Ma'anshan (Yushan Lake & Caishi Scenic Resort), Yangzhou (Daming Temple & Slender West Lake) and Langya Mountain (in Chuzhou). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Presidential palace of Nanjing, get engrossed in the history at The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bailuzhou Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nanjing trip builder app.

You can fly from Harbin to Nanjing in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Harbin in March: high temperatures in Nanjing hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Nanjing

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

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.
On the 15th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Longhua Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip site.

Take a train from Nanjing to Shanghai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Shanghai sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum, walk around Tiger Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, and contemplate the long history of Tongli Town.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Suzhou trip planner.

Take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shanghai in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Suzhou. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

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.
Explore Huangshan's surroundings by going to She County (Xidi Ancient Village & Huangshan China Gechuanjian Mountain), Zhangshan Grand Canyon (in Jixi County) and Dagu Ridge of Huangshan (in Yi County). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Suzhou to Huangshan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Xiamen

— 2 nights

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): shop like a local with Gulangyu, examine the collection at Yuyuan Garden, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The eighth seafood Market. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guanyin Temple, stroll around Xianyue Park, and then contemplate the long history of Xiamen University.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiamen travel route planning app.

Fly from Huangshan to Xiamen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Xiamen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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.
Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), stroll around Nan Lian Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hong Kong using our trip planner.

You can fly from Xiamen to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xiamen in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 4:

Guangzhou

— 5 nights
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Venture out of the city with trips to Foshan (Sanshui Forest Park & Flowers' World of Shunde), Macau (Maritime Museum & Ruins of St. Paul's) and Bishuiwan Spa Resort (in Conghua). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Shamian Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoi Tong Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Yuyin Hill House, and stroll around Guangzhou Children Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Guangzhou online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hong Kong to Guangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Guangzhou can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

Sanya

— 4 nights

Gateway to the South

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.
Sanya is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Aquaventure Water Park, make a trip to Sanya Phoenix Hill Park, head outdoors with Haohanpo Nantian Hot Spring Resort, and stroll the grounds of Xisha Martyrs Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sanya trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Guangzhou to Sanya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Guangzhou in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Sanya, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Lijiang

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): trek along with Lijiang Guides - Day Tours, step off the mainland to explore Bird Island, Lijiang, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sanya to Lijiang takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lijiang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Chengdu

— 3 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.
Chengdu is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get outside with Kungfu Family, browse the different shops at IFS, and explore the wide array of goods at Galleria.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chengdu road trip planning app.

Getting from Lijiang to Chengdu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

Xi'an

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Muslim Quarter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an tour planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in April, Xi'an is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

Beijing

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baijing Bayi Ski Field, and admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing holiday maker app.

You can fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 29:

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.