60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dunhuang
— 7 nights
2
Songpan County
— 4 nights
3
Lhasa
— 6 nights
4
Shangri-La County
— 5 nights
5
Lijiang
— 6 nights
6
Sanya
— 6 nights
7
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
8
Zhangjiajie
— 4 nights
9
Suzhou
— 6 nights
10
Fusong County
— 1 night
11
Beijing
— 7 nights

7
nights
Dunhuang

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
West Lake Nature Reserve of Dunhuang and Shouchang City Site off Dunhuang are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Yangguan Desert Forest Park and Mogao Caves will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office, examine the collection at DunHuang ShiKu WenWu BaoHu YanJiu ChenLie ZhongXin, delve into the distant past at Xijin Tomb, and make a trip to Duhuang Ancient City Ruins.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunhuang trip itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Dunhuang is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Dunhuang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
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Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office ©
Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office
Xiqian Buddha Caves ©
Xiqian Buddha Caves

4
nights
Songpan County

Songpan County ©
Though the area remains largely rural and the economy mostly geared towards agriculture, tourism in Songpan County has begun to develop, with a host of scenic areas and cultural sites to explore.
Step out of the city life by going to Huanglong Scenic Valley and Munigou Scenic Resort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chuanzhu Temple and Erdaohai Lakes Scienc Spot. Go for a jaunt from Songpan County to Mao County to see Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Xueshanliang Ridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Songpan County online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dunhuang to Songpan County takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Songpan County

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area ©
Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area

6
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Zhaji Temple. Explore Lhasa's surroundings by going to Dorje Drak Monastery (in Gonggar County) and Nietang Grand Buddha Cliffside Inscriptions (in Qushui County). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), make a trip to Barkhor Street, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lhasa journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Songpan County to Lhasa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorje Drak Monastery, Nietang Grand Buddha Cliffside Inscriptions
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) ©
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)

5
nights
Shangri-La County

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Dukezong Ancient Town and Diqing Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Napa Lake Grasslands and Bitahai Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: stroll around Guishan Park, explore the stunning scenery at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), make a trip to The Kalachakra Mandala, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bitahai Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shangri-La County online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Shangri-La County takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bitahai Lake
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Dukezong Ancient Town ©
Dukezong Ancient Town
Bitahai Nature Reserve ©
Bitahai Nature Reserve

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village and Mufu Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lashi Lake and Blue Moon Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lijiang: Yulong County (Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping), Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longquan Temple of Lijiang, steep yourself in history at Stone Drum (Shigu) Town, make a trip to Yuhe Square, and stop by Ancient City Zhongyi Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip tool.

Take a bus from Shangri-La County to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yulong County
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Lashi Lake ©
Lashi Lake
Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village ©
Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village

6
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
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.
Visiting Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone and Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, browse the different shops at Pineapple Shopping Center, head off the coast to Wuzhizhou Coral Island, and explore the activities along Yalong Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sanya trip builder app.

Getting from Lijiang to Sanya by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Sanya are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
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Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Sai Wan Pavilion. Visiting Po Lin Monastery and Dragon's Back will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Soho, admire the striking features of Chi Lin Nunnery, take in panoramic vistas at Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, and step off the mainland to explore Cheung Chau Island.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip tool.

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 February, expect nights in Hong Kong to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:
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Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Soho ©
Soho
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

4
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tujia Customs Park. Take a break from the city and head to Tianzi Mountain and Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple and take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple ©
Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Suzhou Folk Custom Museum and Humble Administrator's Garden. Popular historic sites such as Garden Ke and Tongli Town are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot (in Wuxi) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Master-of-Nets Garden, admire the natural beauty at The Lingering Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road, and walk around Tiger Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Suzhou road trip app.

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Suzhou in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Suzhou are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Fusong County.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden
Suzhou Folk Custom Museum ©
Suzhou Folk Custom Museum
Garden Ke ©
Garden Ke

1
night
Fusong County

Fusong County ©
Fusong County is a county in southern Jilin province, China. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Hannashan Hot Spring Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fusong County travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suzhou to Fusong County. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Fusong County

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hannashan Hot Spring Resort ©
Hannashan Hot Spring Resort

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beijing Capital Museum and Gong Wang Fu. Take a break from the city and head to Longqing Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Nine Dragon Screen, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and delve into the distant past at Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fusong County to Beijing. February in Beijing sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 7:
Highlights from your plan
Simatai Great Wall ©
Simatai Great Wall
Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu
Beijing Capital Museum ©
Beijing Capital Museum

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