60 days in Kyrgyzstan, China & Mongolia Itinerary

60 days in Kyrgyzstan, China & Mongolia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
2
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
3
Lhasa, China
— 4 nights
4
Chengdu, China
— 5 nights
5
Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 4 nights
6
Xi'an, China
— 5 nights
7
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
8
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
9
Huangshan, China
— 5 nights
10
Luanping County, China
— 1 night
11
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
12
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 8 nights

5
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Take a break from Bishkek with a short trip to Burana Tower in Tokmok, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge, take in the exciting artwork at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists, stroll around Panfilov Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kol-Tor Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bishkek journey maker.

Charlotte, USA to Bishkek is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Bishkek is 11 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in May, Bishkek is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Burana Tower, Kol-Tor Lake
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

5
nights
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Explore Karakol's surroundings by going to Tosor (Canyon Skazka & Canyon Fairy Tale) and Barskoon (Barskoon Waterfall & Barskoon Plateau). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan, walk around River Park, make a trip to Dungan Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Karakol day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Karakol takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tosor, Barskoon, Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

4
nights
Lhasa, China

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street, steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and stroll through Chimpu Caves.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lhasa day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and flight from Karakol to Lhasa takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Karakol to Lhasa. June in Lhasa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

5
nights
Chengdu, China

Chengdu ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan), Dujiangyan (Dujiangyan Irrigation System & Yuzui Diversion Channel) and Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), get outside with Kungfu Family, and stroll around Beihu Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chengdu trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Lhasa to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lhasa in June, with highs in Chengdu at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Yinchang Valley, Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County, China

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, appreciate the views at Shuzheng Valley, and admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

5
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, make a trip to Xi'an Bell Tower, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Discover how to plan a Xi'an trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, head off the coast to Lantau island, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong road trip planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Hong Kong by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

5
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip maker.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hong Kong in June: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

5
nights
Huangshan, China

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huangshan: She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch) and Hongcun Ancient Village (in Yi County). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, don't miss a visit to Book Case Peak (Stalagmite Peak), look for all kinds of wild species at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark, and explore the activities along Fuxi Tianhu Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Huangshan trip planning site.

Getting from Shanghai to Huangshan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

She County, Hongcun Ancient Village
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Shixin Peak ©
Shixin Peak
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon

1
night
Luanping County, China

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Luanping County trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Huangshan to Luanping County in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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5
nights
Beijing, China

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 in on the family fun at Olympic Park, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing day trip site.

Drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Beijing are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

8
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulaanbaatar: Gorkhi Terelj National Park (Ariyabal Meditation Temple & Horseback Riding Tours). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Gandantegchenling Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Mongolian Statehood History Museum, walk around Bogd Khan Uul National Park, and appreciate the history behind Zaisan Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Beijing in July, with highs in Ulaanbaatar at °F and lows at °F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gorkhi Terelj National Park
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National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery

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