60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Lhasa
— 5 nights
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Lijiang
— 3 nights
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Emeishan
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 5 nights
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 6 nights
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Yangshuo County
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
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Shanghai
— 7 nights
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Suzhou
— 6 nights
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Beijing
— 6 nights
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Luanping County
— 2 nights

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drak Yerpa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lhasa road trip planning app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Lhasa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Lhasa to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

3
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©

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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, explore the ancient world of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park, and step off the mainland to explore Bird Island, Lijiang.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Lijiang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect much warmer evenings in Lijiang when traveling from Lhasa in September, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple and then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo). Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Emeishan trip itinerary maker app.

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

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wannian Temple
Wannian Temple

5
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chengdu: Dujiangyan (Yuzui Diversion Channel & Dujiangyan Irrigation System). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), visit West China Center of Medical Sciences, examine the collection at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, and grab your bike and head to Adventure Access.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chengdu planning app.

Traveling by car from Emeishan to Chengdu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Adventure Access ©
Adventure Access

4
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Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, contemplate the long history of Jiuzailing Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley, and take a pleasant ride with Tibetan Barley Horse Trekking Adventure.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County sightseeing website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley

6
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Xi'an

Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an 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 taxi and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

5
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yangshuo County: Guilin (Wave-Subduing Hill Park & Train Spread). Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Guilin Romance Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South China Karst, enjoy the sand and surf at Huangbu Beach, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yulong River.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yangshuo County travel planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Yangshuo County in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in September, things will get a bit warmer in Yangshuo County: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
South China Karst ©
South China Karst
Bike Asia Cycling Tours ©
Bike Asia Cycling Tours
Yulong River ©
Yulong River

7
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 6th (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, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Yangshuo County to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Yangshuo County in October, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

7
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©

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 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, and browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in October, expect Shanghai to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

6
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Wuxi (the Xues' Garden & Meiyuan Hengshan Scenic Area), Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, contemplate the long history of Luzhi Town, explore the world behind art at Six Arts Museum, and view the masterpieces at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Suzhou trip tool.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Suzhou Museum ©
Suzhou Museum
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town

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, get a new perspective on things with WikiBeijing, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Fly from Suzhou to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
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Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 29th (Thu), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luanping County visit planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall

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