60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Dunhuang
— 7 nights
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Songpan County
— 4 nights
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Lhasa
— 6 nights
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Shangri-La County
— 5 nights
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Lijiang
— 6 nights
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Sanya
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong
— 6 nights
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Zhangjiajie
— 4 nights
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Suzhou
— 6 nights
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Fusong County
— 1 night
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Beijing
— 7 nights

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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 Duhuang Ancient City Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Yangguan Desert Forest Park and Mogao Caves will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office, get engrossed in the history at Yangguan Museum, delve into the distant past at Xijin Tomb, and examine the collection at MoGao TeChan ZhanShiYuan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dunhuang online travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Dunhuang is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Dunhuang is 8 hours. 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office ©
Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office
Xiqian Buddha Caves ©
Xiqian Buddha Caves

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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 Erdaohai Lakes Scienc Spot. Explore hidden gems such as Munigou Scenic Resort and Diexi Songpinggou Scenic Area. 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 · Nature

Side Trip

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

6
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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 Off-Road Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Great Mosque. Step out of Lhasa to go to Gonggar County and see Dorje Drak Monastery, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhaji Temple, don't miss a visit to Barkhor Street, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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 8°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) ©
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)

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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 Haba Village. Step out of the city life by going to Napa Lake Grasslands and Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia). The adventure continues: walk around Guishan Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Bitahai Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Bitahai Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumtsaling Monastery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shangri-La County trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Lhasa to Shangri-La County in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village and Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain. Escape the urban bustle at Lashi Lake and Ganhaizi Pasture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lijiang: Yulong County (Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping) & Yushui Village). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Blue Moon Valley, steep yourself in history at Stone Drum (Shigu) Town, make a trip to Mufu Palace, and wander the streets of Ancient City Zhongyi Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lijiang online itinerary planner.

Drive from Shangri-La County to Lijiang in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Sanya

Sanya ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Luhuitou Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yalong Bay and Tianya Haijiao. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, take in the dramatic natural features at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, and browse the different shops at Pineapple Shopping Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sanya travel route planner.

Getting from Lijiang to Sanya by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Sanya are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Po Lin Monastery. Visiting Dragon's Back and Cheung Chau Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Soho, walk around Kowloon Park, shop like a local with Tsim Sha Tsui, and stop by Sai Wan Pavilion.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong vacation planner.

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 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Soho ©
Soho
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

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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 Tianzi Mountain. Take a break from the city and head to Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park and Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple and have some family-friendly fun at Tujia Customs Park.

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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Suzhou Folk Custom Museum and The Lingering Garden. Popular historic sites such as Shantang Street and Xitang Ancient Town are in your itinerary. Take a break from Suzhou with a short trip to Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot in Wuxi, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Master-of-Nets Garden, walk around Tiger Hill, examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tongli Town.

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 -5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. You will leave for Fusong County on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Suzhou

Side Trips

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
Master-of-Nets Garden ©
Master-of-Nets Garden

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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

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

7
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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 Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Take a break from the city and head to Longqing Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Gong Wang Fu, see Simatai Great Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Meridian Gate (Wu Men), and get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beijing trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fusong County to Beijing. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. 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 · Nature
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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