60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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

7
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: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Hong Kong is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bugbug in March; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 15:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

6
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 Chengdu's surroundings by going to Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan), Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan) and Baoguo Temple (in Emeishan). Spend the 21st (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum.

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

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hong Kong in March: high temperatures in Chengdu hover around 21°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Baoguo Temple
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:
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Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lijiang: Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute (in Yulong County) and Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park, explore the ancient world of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, and explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lijiang trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yulong County, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
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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

5
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, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, and contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lhasa itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lijiang to Lhasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

3
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 Scenic Valley & Huanglong Valley). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lhasa to Jiuzhaigou County takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

6
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: Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County) and Mount Huashan (in Huayin). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Xi'an online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an, Mount Huashan
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

7
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, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), and stop by Nanluoguxiang.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Xi'an to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Beijing, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

7
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: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shanghai trip site.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, Shanghai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:
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)

6
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), Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Longbeishan Mountain National Forest Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, explore the world behind art at Six Arts Museum, and see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Suzhou trip planner.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shaxi Ancient Town, Longbeishan Mountain National Forest Park, Xitang Ancient Town, Wuzhen Water Town
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huangshan: San Qing Shan (in Shangrao) and She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch). Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, walk around Huangshan Geopark, and make a trip to Dreamed Pen of Fine Essays (Bi Sheng Hua).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Huangshan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Huangshan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

She County, San Qing Shan
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
San Qing Shan ©
San Qing Shan
Photography Tours

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