60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Hong Kong
— 6 nights
2
Yangshuo County
— 5 nights
3
Lijiang
— 4 nights
4
Lhasa
— 6 nights
5
Emeishan
— 3 nights
6
Chengdu
— 6 nights
7
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
8
Xi'an
— 6 nights
9
Luanping County
— 1 night
10
Beijing
— 6 nights
11
Shanghai
— 7 nights
12
Suzhou
— 5 nights

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), engage your brain at Hong Kong Science Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong road trip planner.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 21:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guilin (Wave-Subduing Hill Park & Train Spread). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Guilin Romance Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South China Karst, get great views at Xianggong Mountain, grab your bike and head to Bike Asia Cycling Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yulong River.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Yangshuo County day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Yangshuo County takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, plan for little chillier nights in Yangshuo County, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Guilin
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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South China Karst ©
South China Karst
Bike Asia Cycling Tours ©
Bike Asia Cycling Tours
Yulong River ©
Yulong River

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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China, admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, step off the mainland to explore Bird Island, Lijiang, and contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lijiang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yangshuo County to Lijiang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Yangshuo County in August, expect nights in Lijiang to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
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

6
nights
Lhasa

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lhasa online journey maker.

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lijiang in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lhasa, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

3
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Emeishan with an excursion to Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) in Leshan--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Emei Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wannian Temple, and admire the striking features of Baoguo Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Emeishan tour planner.

Getting from Lhasa to Emeishan by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wannian Temple
Wannian Temple

6
nights
Chengdu

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chengdu: Dujiangyan (Dujiangyan Irrigation System & Yuzui Diversion Channel). Spend the 10th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), stroll around Beihu Park, get outside with Adventure Access, and browse the range of quality goods at Galleria.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chengdu tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Emeishan to Chengdu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Chengdu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Yinchang Valley
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Photography Tours

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

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). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Grass Lake, and take a pleasant ride with Tibetan Barley Horse Trekking Adventure.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley

6
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 25th (Fri), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luanping County attractions planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Luanping County by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

6
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.
Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Beijing route maker.

You can 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. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

7
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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Beijing in October, with highs in Shanghai at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

5
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.
Step out of Suzhou to go to Jiashan County and see Xitang Ancient Town, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, view the masterpieces at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, and get in on the family fun at Suzhou Amusement Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Suzhou vacation planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town

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