60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Bugbug, Bali
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Sanya
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Yangshuo County
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Guilin
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Zhangjiajie
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Dali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Lijiang
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Shangri-La County
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Lhasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
9
Dunhuang
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Datong
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
12
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
13
Suzhou
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
14
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
15
Wuyi Shan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
16
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Luhuitou Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden, see the interesting displays at Hudie Valley, don't miss a visit to Wuzhizhou Coral Island, and browse the different shops at Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Mall.

Find out how to plan Sanya trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Sanya is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bugbug in March, with highs in Sanya at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park ©
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden ©
Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden

3
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Xianggong Mountain and Guilin Laozhai Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Guilin Butterfly Spring, explore the striking landscape at Moon Hill, and explore the activities along Yulong River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yangshuo County trip tool.

You can fly from Sanya to Yangshuo County in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sanya in March: high temperatures in Yangshuo County hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Guilin.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
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Yulong River ©
Yulong River
Photography Tours
Guilin Laozhai Mountain ©
Guilin Laozhai Mountain

4
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Lijiang Folk Customs Garden and Xionglin Xionghu Villa of Guilin. Venture out of the city with trips to Longsheng County (Ping'an Village & Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, explore the activities along Li River, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guilin online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yangshuo County to Guilin takes 1.5 hours. March in Guilin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Longsheng County, Li River, Xionglin Xionghu Villa of Guilin
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden ©
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden
Ping'an Village ©
Ping'an Village

4
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Tianzi Mountain and Golden Whip Brook. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get your game on at Tujia Customs Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

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Traveling by flight from Guilin to Zhangjiajie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Dali.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Golden Whip Brook ©
Golden Whip Brook

3
nights
Dali

Dali ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town and Butterfly Spring Park. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cangshan Mountain, delve into the distant past at Du Wenxiu's Tomb, wander the streets of Dali Ancient, and delve into the lush surroundings at Erhai Lake.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dali day trip planner.

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Dali in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lijiang.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cangshan Mountain ©
Cangshan Mountain
Erhai Lake ©
Erhai Lake

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Moon Valley and Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping). Explore Lijiang's surroundings by going to Yulong County (Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain & Ganhaizi Pasture) and Qianshi Mountain (in Jianchuan County). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Square Street (Sifangjie), steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace, take a stroll through Ancient City Zhongyi Market, and take an in-depth tour of Dongba Cultural Research Institute.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lijiang road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dali to Lijiang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yulong County, Qianshi Mountain
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley
Square Street (Sifangjie) ©
Square Street (Sifangjie)

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Guishan Park and Dabao Temple. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Dukezong Ancient Town, get great views at Shika Snow Mountains, don't miss a visit to Nixi Tangdui Black Pottery Village, and see the interesting displays at XiangGeLiLa ZangZu MinSuGuan.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shangri-La County trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lijiang to Shangri-La County takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Dukezong Ancient Town ©
Dukezong Ancient Town
Napa Hai Nature Reserve ©
Napa Hai Nature Reserve

4
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhaji Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lhasa online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Shangri-La County to Lhasa by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lhasa are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) ©
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wowa Pond and Yangguan Historic Site Ticket Office. And it doesn't end there: stop by Shazhou Market, don't miss a visit to Shazhou Nightly Market, get to know the fascinating history of West Lake Nature Reserve of Dunhuang, and explore the ancient world of Duhuang Ancient City Ruins.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dunhuang road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Dunhuang takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Shazhou Market ©
Shazhou Market
Crescent Moon Pool ©
Crescent Moon Pool

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Step off the beaten path and head to Small Goose Pagoda and Forest of Stone Steles Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, examine the collection at Xi'an Museum, take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dunhuang to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Xi'an are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Datong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Small Goose Pagoda ©
Small Goose Pagoda
Forest of Stone Steles Museum ©
Forest of Stone Steles Museum

2
nights
Datong

Datong ©
The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), enjoy breathtaking views from Fahua Pagoda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Nine Dragon Screen Ticket Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Shanhua Temple Five-Dragon Screen, explore the fascinating underground world of Yungang Grottoes, and then make a trip to Datong Drum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Datong trip planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Datong in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Datong

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) ©
Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
Nine Dragon Screen Ticket Office ©
Nine Dragon Screen Ticket Office
Yungang Grottoes ©
Yungang Grottoes

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Happy Valley of Beijing and Nine Dragon Screen. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Gong Wang Fu, contemplate the long history of Meridian Gate (Wu Men), get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and explore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Beijing travel route app.

Getting from Datong to Beijing by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April in Beijing, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Happy Valley of Beijing ©
Happy Valley of Beijing
Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suzhou side-trips: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang) and Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot (in Wuxi). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lion Forest Garden, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, and contemplate the long history of The Lingering Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Suzhou online tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Beijing to Suzhou in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Wuzhen Water Town, Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden
Lion Forest Garden ©
Lion Forest Garden
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

4
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Longhua Temple and Fuxing Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, explore the activities along Huangpu River, go for a walk through Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), and take a stroll through Tian Zi Fang.

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

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wuyi Shan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Longhua Temple ©
Longhua Temple
Fuxing Park ©
Fuxing Park

3
nights
Wuyi Shan

Wuyi Shan ©
A holiday in Wuyi Shan's mountain retreat offers all you need for an outdoorsy getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jiuqu Stream in Wuyishan Mountain and Wuyi Mountain. When in Wuyi Shan, make a side trip to see Kaoting Academy of Classical Learning in Jianyang, approximately Jianyang away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Longchuan Grand Canyon, stroll around Liening Park, visit Jiahe Boat-like Coffin, and get to know the fascinating history of Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Scenic Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wuyi Shan planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Wuyi Shan by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Wuyi Shan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaoting Academy of Classical Learning
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuqu Stream in Wuyishan Mountain ©
Jiuqu Stream in Wuyishan Mountain
Wuyi Mountain ©
Wuyi Mountain
Longchuan Grand Canyon ©
Longchuan Grand Canyon

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lion's Pavilion at The Peak and Hong Kong Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Soho, visit Sai Wan Pavilion, step off the mainland to explore Po Lin Monastery, and walk around Kowloon Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wuyi Shan to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Chi Lin Nunnery ©
Chi Lin Nunnery
Lion's Pavilion at The Peak ©
Lion's Pavilion at The Peak
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

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