57 days in China & Tokyo Itinerary

57 days in China & Tokyo Itinerary

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57 days in China & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Luanping County, China
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  7 h 45 min
3
Harbin, China
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Suzhou, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Huangshan, China
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  4 h 30 min
8
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
9
Xi'an, China
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
10
Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Chengdu, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Lijiang, China
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
13
Lhasa, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beijing trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Beijing is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Beijing is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in February: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 6°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Luanping County, China

Luanping County ©
On the 17th (Mon), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luanping County travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

2
nights
Harbin, China

Harbin ©
The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for theme parks, museums, nature, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Harbin Ice and Snow World, take a peaceful walk through Harbin Forest Park, stroll around Jiuzhan Park, and don't miss a visit to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Harbin route maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Luanping County to Harbin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Harbin to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Harbin to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Harbin in February, with highs in Tokyo at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Kawaguchi
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shanghai route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shanghai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Shanghai sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

4
nights
Suzhou, China

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: Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang), Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing (in Jiaxing). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, and stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Suzhou online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Suzhou, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town, Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Shaxi Ancient Town ©
Shaxi Ancient Town

4
nights
Huangshan, China

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huangshan: Stone Great Wall Scienc Spot (in Lin'an) and She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch). Spend the 9th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Huangshan holiday builder site .

You can drive from Suzhou to Huangshan in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

She County, Stone Great Wall Scienc Spot
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

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, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong route planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In March in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

4
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Xi'an side-trips: Red River Valley Forest Park (in Mei County) and Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Hong Kong in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Xi'an: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an, Red River Valley Forest Park
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County, China

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Take a break from Jiuzhaigou County with a short trip to Huanglong Valley in Songpan County, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, explore the activities along Shuanglong Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jiuzailing Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Huanglong Valley
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chengdu side-trips: Baoguo Temple (in Emeishan), Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Dujiangyan Irrigation System. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), head outdoors with Kungfu Family, explore the engaging exhibits at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, and grab your bike and head to Adventure Access.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chengdu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Baoguo Temple
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Baoguo Temple ©
Baoguo Temple

3
nights
Lijiang, China

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.
Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park, and take a memorable drive along Blue Moon Valley.

Plan my Lijiang trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Chengdu to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

5
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, museums, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Potala Palace, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, and explore the fascinating underground world of Chimpu Caves.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lhasa trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in Lhasa sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

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