60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China travel route planner

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Xiamen
— 4 nights
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Shangrao
— 1 night
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Qingyang County
— 1 night
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Drive to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Fly to Changbaishan Airport, Drive to Fusong County
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Fusong County
— 1 night
Drive to Changbaishan Airport, Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport
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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Datong
— 1 night
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Xi'an
— 6 nights
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Lhasa
— 3 nights
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Shangri-La County
— 5 nights
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Lijiang
— 4 nights
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Dali
— 4 nights
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Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
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Yangshuo County
— 4 nights
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Sanya
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong
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Xiamen

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Xiamen Piano Museum and Nanputuo Temple. Get outdoors at Kulangsu Huandao Road and Fujian Rare Species of Marine Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Xiamen: Mangrove Reserve of Zhangzhou (in Yunxiao County), Jinjiang Shenlu Bay Ancient Forest Nature Reserve (in Jinjiang) and Zhaojia Castle and Yian Castle (in Zhangpu County). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Xiamen Shuzhuang Garden, contemplate the long history of Xiamen University, go for a stroll along the water at Xiamen Lundu Port, and see the interesting displays at ShiJie MingRenGuan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xiamen trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Xiamen hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shangrao.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Shangrao

— 1 night
Lying along the Xin River, Shangrao sits as a prefecture level city and important transport and trade hub for the surrounding three provinces.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Yunbi Peak Forest Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at San Qing Shan.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Shangrao trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Shangrao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Qingyang County.

Things to do in Shangrao

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Qingyang County

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Qishan Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Jiuhua Mountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Qingyang County holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Shangrao to Qingyang County takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Qingyang County

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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.
The Lingering Garden and Tongli Town will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Master-of-Nets Garden and Humble Administrator's Garden. Explore Suzhou's surroundings by going to Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Jinji Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road, and see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Suzhou trip planner.

Getting from Qingyang County to Suzhou by car takes about 4 hours. February in Suzhou sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fusong County.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Fusong County

— 1 night
Fusong County is a county in southern Jilin province, China. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Hannashan Hot Spring Resort and then visit Wanda Changbaishan International Resort.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fusong County road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Suzhou to Fusong County. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Fusong County

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Beijing

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beijing Capital Museum and Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum. Get in touch with nature at Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and Simatai Great Wall. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Gong Wang Fu, delve into the distant past at Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), walk around Fragrant Hills Park (East Gate 2, and find something for the whole family at Happy Valley of Beijing.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fusong County to Beijing. In February, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Datong.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:

Datong

— 1 night
The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Yungang Grottoes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Datong holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Datong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Datong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Xi'an

— 6 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Visit Small Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Bell Tower for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tang Bo Art Museum and Xi'an Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to Zhashui County (Fenghuang Town & Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve), Mount Huashan (in Huayin) and Taibaishan Ski Area (in Mei County). Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Forest of Stone Steles Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, and ponder the design of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Datong to Xi'an takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Xi'an sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:

Lhasa

— 3 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Jokhang Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lhasa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Lhasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Xi'an in March: high temperatures in Lhasa hover around 14°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Shangri-La County

— 5 nights
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Visiting Napa Hai Nature Reserve and Potatso National Park will get you outdoors. Dukezong Ancient Town and Sumtsaling Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get outside with Napa Lake Grasslands, explore the activities along Bitahai Lake, stroll around Guishan Park, and explore the stunning scenery at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shangri-La County trip planner.

You can fly from Lhasa to Shangri-La County in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

Lijiang

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping) and Dongba Cultural Research Institute. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mufu Palace and Sanyan Well. Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Yulong County (Ganhaizi Pasture & Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lashi Lake, don't miss a visit to Square Street (Sifangjie), take a stroll through Ancient City Zhongyi Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Moon Valley.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lijiang holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Shangri-La County to Lijiang in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Dali.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Dali

— 4 nights
Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
Get in touch with nature at Cangshan Mountain and Shuanglang. Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town and Du Wenxiu's Tomb are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Erhai Lake, explore the ancient world of Zhonghe Temple, walk around Butterfly Spring Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Qingbi Stream.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dali planner.

You can drive from Lijiang to Dali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Dali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Zhangjiajie

— 3 nights
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Get outdoors at Tianzi Mountain and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie tour planner.

You can fly from Dali to Zhangjiajie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Yangshuo County

— 4 nights
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guilin Laozhai Mountain and Xianggong Mountain. Visiting Silver Cave and Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yangshuo County: Guilin (Lijiang Folk Customs Garden & Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Guilin Butterfly Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Julong Lake of Yangshuo, and explore the activities along Li River.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yangshuo County online visit planner.

You can fly from Zhangjiajie to Yangshuo County in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

Sanya

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nanwan Monkey Island and Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden. There's still lots to do: cool off at Aquaventure Water Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, and explore the activities along Sanya Bay.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sanya day trip site.

You can fly from Yangshuo County to Sanya in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yangshuo County in April: high temperatures in Sanya hover around 35°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 10:

Hong Kong

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Sha Tin Racecourse. Step out of the city life by going to Dragon's Back and Po Lin Monastery. And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Sandbox VR, take a stroll through Tsim Sha Tsui, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Soho.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong day trip planning site.

Getting from Sanya to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sanya in April, you will find days in Hong Kong are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

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.