60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
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Huangshan
— 5 nights
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 6 nights
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Nanjing
— 5 nights
Fly
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Beijing
— 6 nights
Drive
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Bus to Dongzhimen, Fly to Xi'an
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Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
Bus to Mianyang, Fly to Lhasa
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Lhasa
— 5 nights
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Lijiang
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 6 nights
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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.
Big Foot Tour has been added to your itinerary. Explore Hong Kong's surroundings by going to Macau (Macao Museum, Ruins of St. Paul's, &more). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots 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 head off the coast to Lantau island.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong road trip planner.

Patong, Thailand to Hong Kong is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Traveling from Patong to Hong Kong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 5:

Huangshan

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Huangshan side-trips: She County (Xuguo Stone Arch, Huangshan Nanqiao Building, &more) and Qiyun Mountain (in Xiuning County). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Cheng Dawei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tunxi Mountainous Town, and stroll through Celestial Capital Peak (Tian Du Feng).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan trip builder tool.

Getting from Hong Kong to Huangshan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Hangzhou

— 3 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Hangzhou is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), see the interesting displays at Huqingyu Museum, get in on the family fun at Crazy Apple land, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Xiang Lake Tourist Resort Area of Hangzhou.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou online trip builder.

You can take a train from Huangshan to Hangzhou in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hangzhou are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and wander the streets of Former French Concession.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planner.

You can take a train from Hangzhou to Shanghai in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

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.
When in Suzhou, make a side trip to see Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County, approximately Jiashan County away. The adventure continues: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, take an in-depth tour of Six Arts Museum, admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, and see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Suzhou road trip planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nanjing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Nanjing

— 5 nights
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Step out of Nanjing with an excursion to Slender West Lake in Yangzhou--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), stroll around Xuanwuhu Park, see the interesting displays at Presidential palace of Nanjing, and take an in-depth tour of Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan).

Start your trip to Nanjing by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Nanjing in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Nanjing, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Nanjing

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Beijing

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Beijing holiday website.

Getting from Nanjing to Beijing by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. June in Beijing sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:

Luanping County

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luanping County day trip app.

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Xi'an

— 5 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 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, and don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Xi'an route planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Xi'an takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Xi'an are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Jiuzhaigou County

— 3 nights
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO. Some of the natural sites are considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang minorities, with many legends and anecdotes associated with each lake, waterfall, off-shoot valley, and snowcapped peak.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Huanglong Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Lhasa

— 5 nights
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, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa road trip planning website.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Lhasa by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July in Lhasa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

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 20th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lijiang trip site.

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lhasa in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lijiang, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Chengdu

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chengdu: Dujiangyan (Anlan Bridge & Dujiangyan Irrigation System). There's still lots to do: stroll through Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kuanzhai Alley, don't miss a visit to Jinli Pedestrian Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chengdu route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Chengdu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lijiang in July, with highs in Chengdu at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:

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.