60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Kunming
— 2 nights
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Lijiang
— 4 nights
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Emeishan
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 4 nights
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Pingyao County
— 2 nights
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Lingshi County
— 2 nights
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Drive to Taiyuan Wusu Airport, Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport, Drive to Tianjin
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Tianjin
— 2 nights
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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Ji County
— 4 nights
Drive to Beijing Capital International Airport, Fly to Dayong Airport
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Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
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Guilin
— 4 nights
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Guangzhou
— 2 nights
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Chaozhou
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Xiamen
— 2 nights
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Huangshan
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
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Suzhou
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Shanghai
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Kunming

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuantong Temple and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake (Cui Hu). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Zhuanxin Wet Market, then don't miss a visit to Yunnan Nationalities Village, and then make a trip to Kunming Dragon Gate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kunming online travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kunming is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in January; daily highs in Kunming reach 18°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lijiang: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County) and Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain (in Yulong County). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, wander the streets of Ancient City Zhongyi Market, stroll around Black Dragon Pond Park, and head off the coast to Bird Island, Lijiang.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lijiang day trip app.

Traveling by train from Kunming to Lijiang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Emei Mountain.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Emeishan trip planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Emeishan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Chengdu

Hibiscus City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 13th (Wed) 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), examine the collection at Sichuan Opera Museum, visit West China Center of Medical Sciences, and get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chengdu trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Emeishan to Chengdu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Chengdu sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Xi'an trip planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Chengdu in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Xi'an: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pingyao County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Pingyao County

An ancient walled city, Pingyao County can trace its history back around 2,700 years, and has been designated a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan) and then contemplate the long history of Ping Yao Gu Cheng. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Weitaihou Ticket No, steep yourself in history at Rishengchang Former Bank, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuanglin Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pingyao County day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Xi'an to Pingyao County in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Xi'an in January since evenings lows in Pingyao County dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lingshi County.

Things to do in Pingyao County

Historic Sites

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Lingshi County

On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Zhensheng Town and then admire the landmark architecture of Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jinci Temple.

Plan my trip to Lingshi County with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Pingyao County to Lingshi County takes 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tianjin.

Things to do in Lingshi County

Historic Sites

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Tianjin

Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Ferris wheel, Eye of Tianjin, then head outdoors with Italian Style Street, and then don't miss a visit to TianJin HaiHe YiShi FengQing Qu. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Porcelain House, then cruise along Five Great Avenues, and then admire the striking features of Tianjin Radio and TV Tower.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tianjin planning app.

Explore your travel options from Lingshi County to Tianjin with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Tianjin are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Tianjin

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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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 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), tour the pleasant surroundings at Baijing Bayi Ski Field, and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beijing tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tianjin to Beijing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ji County.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Ji County

Step out of Ji County to go to Tangshan and see Nanhu Garden, which is approximately 1h 45 min away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ji County journey app.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Ji County takes 2 hours. In January in Ji County, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Ji County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Zhangjiajie

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Xibu Street and then take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zhangjiajie online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ji County to Zhangjiajie. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Change things up with a short trip to Yulong River in Yangshuo County (about 1h 35 min away). On the 9th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, delve into the distant past at Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings, and explore the striking landscape at Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan).

Before you visit Guilin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Guilin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Guilin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Guangzhou

A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Guangzhou is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Shamian Island, look for gifts at Beijing Road Raw Material For Medicine Shopping Mall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yuexiu Mountain, and don't miss a visit to Canton Tower.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guangzhou driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Guilin to Guangzhou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guilin in February, with highs in Guangzhou at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chaozhou.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Chaozhou

Chaozhou, alternatively transliterated as Chiuchow, Chaochow, or Teochew, is a city in the eastern Guangdong province of the China. On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Ancient City Wall of Chaozhou and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiyuan Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Han Wen Gong Temple and then snap pictures at Guangji Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chaozhou trip tool.

You can drive from Guangzhou to Chaozhou in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February, daytime highs in Chaozhou are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Chaozhou

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Xiamen

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Zhongshan Road Walking Street, examine the collection at Yuyuan Garden, and then shop like a local with Gulangyu. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Overseas Chinese Museum, steep yourself in history at Xiamen University, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanputuo Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Xiamen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chaozhou to Xiamen takes 3 hours. February in Xiamen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Xiamen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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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.
Explore Huangshan's surroundings by going to Xidi Ancient Village (in She County) and Jiuhua Mountain (in Qingyang County). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan and identify plant and animal life at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Huangshan day trip app.

You can fly from Xiamen to Huangshan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hangzhou

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
When in Hangzhou, make a side trip to see Wuzhen Water Town in Tongxiang, approximately Tongxiang away. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Xixi Wetland Park. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), steep yourself in history at Xiangji Temple, and stroll around Prince Bay Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hangzhou trip planner.

You can drive from Huangshan to Hangzhou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Hangzhou, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
When in Suzhou, make a side trip to see Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County, approximately Jiashan County away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, walk around Tiger Hill, and admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Suzhou online journey planner.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Suzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hangzhou in February, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Suzhou: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Shanghai travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Suzhou in February: highs in Shanghai hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Shanxi travel guide

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Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
With an excellent railway and road infrastructure, the highland province of Shanxi offers excellent tourist opportunities, from scenic waterfall hikes to World Heritage-listed grottos with tens of thousands of Buddhas. A Shanxi itinerary can include Communist Party battlefield sites, and Song-dynasty paintings and multistory pagodas in well-preserved ancient cities. Museums provide an overview of this rich civilization, while national parks extend around portions of the Great Wall.

Tianjin Region travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Drive · Shopping Malls
Boasting the largest coastal city in Northern China and the fastest-growing in the country, Tianjin Region serves as an international transport hub. A bustling dual-core metropolis, Tianjin has rich industrial heritage and many themed museums. A typical tour of Tianjin will begin in the historic core featuring over 230 fin-de-siècle European-style buildings, and then move on to the city's thriving art galleries and fine arts museums. Boat trips along the Hai River or a Ferris wheel ride provide memorable views of this vast urban conglomerate. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Buddhist and Taoist monasteries in the municipality's scenic hills, and no trip to Tianjin would be complete without savoring the atmosphere in its heritage teahouses.

Guangdong travel guide

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Landmarks · Theme Parks · Parks
An economically backwards region for most of its history, Guangdong transformed into an industrial and commercial powerhouse after the 1978 reforms. Now the richest of China's provinces, the area draws a growing number of tourists with its natural scenery and distinct culture. On a vacation in Guangdong, discover wild landscapes unspoiled by commercial tourism, as well as World Heritage-listed architecture and historic sites. One of the region's more surprising and hugely rewarding destinations, the small town of Kaiping features castle-like private dwellings that blend elements of both Eastern and Western architecture.