60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport
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Beijing
— 6 nights
Train
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Nanjing
— 3 nights
Train
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Suzhou
— 3 nights
Train
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
Train
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
Train
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Huangshan
— 2 nights
Train to Hangzhou East, Fly to Zhangjiajie Hehua
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Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
Bus
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Fenghuang County
— 2 nights
Fly
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Guangzhou
— 3 nights
Train
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Shenzhen
— 3 nights
Train
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Yangshuo County
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guilin
— 2 nights
Train
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Kunming
— 2 nights
Train
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Dali
— 1 night
Train
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Lijiang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shangri-La County
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
Train
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Leshan
— 1 day
Train
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Xi'an
— 4 nights
Train
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Luoyang
— 2 nights
Train
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Zhengzhou
— Few hours
Train
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Pingyao County
— 2 nights
Taxi to Changzhi, Fly to Beijing Capital
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Beijing
— 1 day
Fly to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Drive to Criciuma

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Palace Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan) and Tsinghua University. There's still lots to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, stroll around Beijing Botanical Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip planner.

Criciuma, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 33-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Traveling from Criciuma in March, expect Beijing to be colder, temps between 17°C and 0°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nanjing.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks · Museums · Trails · Historic Sites

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nights
Nanjing

Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre and Site of Nanking University. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), admire the landmark architecture of Sun Yat-sen Memorial of Nanjing, stroll around Nanjing Lovers' Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Laomendong.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nanjing trip planner.

Getting from Beijing to Nanjing by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nanjing when traveling from Beijing in March, with lows around 7°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Suzhou.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lion Forest Garden and Suzhou Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Suzhou online tour builder.

Take a train from Nanjing to Suzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Suzhou when traveling from Nanjing in March, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai sightseeing planner.

Getting from Suzhou to Shanghai by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Shanghai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Parks

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Jingci Temple. There's much more to do: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), go for a stroll along the water at Bai Causeway, snap pictures at Duan Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Zhejiang Museum Wulin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hangzhou journey planner.

Drive from Shanghai to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hangzhou are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Cheng Dawei and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Wulong Scenic Resort of Wuyuan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Huangshan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Huangshan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Zhangjiajie

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, and then explore the striking landscape at Xihai Stone Forest.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Huangshan to Zhangjiajie in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fenghuang County.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Fenghuang County

The main town of Fenghuang County boasts a rich history of more than 300 years, with well-preserved architecture and cultural traditions.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area and then get engrossed in the history at Fenghuang Ancient City Museum. Keep things going the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Miaojiang Great Wall, then take in the views from Phoenix Hong Bridge, and then admire the striking features of Dacheng Hall of Fenghuang.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fenghuang County trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang County takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Museums · Historic Sites

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Guangzhou

A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canton Tower and Mandarin's House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guangzhou: Macau (Macao Museum & Praca de Ponte e Horta). On the 14th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Zhujiang New Town, look for gifts at Canton Fair Complex, don't miss a visit to Moxingling, and take in the views from Liede Bridge.

Plan trip to Guangzhou with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Fenghuang County to Guangzhou in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Guangzhou can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Shenzhen

A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll around Shenzhen Lianhuashan Park and then make a trip to Dafen Oil Painting Village. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), deepen your understanding at Sandbox VR, and then stroll around Kowloon Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shenzhen trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Guangzhou to Shenzhen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Shenzhen, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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 South China Karst and Climbing Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Moon Hill, grab your bike and head to Bike Asia Cycling Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and walk around Yangshuo Historic Landscape Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yangshuo County trip planner.

You can take a train from Shenzhen to Yangshuo County in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Shenzhen in April, Yangshuo County is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Guilin.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Baxian Cave of Guilin, then head outdoors with China Educational Tours, and then delve into the distant past at Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), admire the striking features of Daxu Old Town, and then Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Guilin day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yangshuo County to Guilin takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanhua Temple Park and then steep yourself in history at Kunming Golden Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Huating Temple and then walk around Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park).

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kunming trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Guilin to Kunming takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Guilin in April since evenings lows in Kunming dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Dali.

Things to do in Kunming

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Dali Catholic Church, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dali tour planning site.

Traveling by train from Kunming to Dali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lijiang.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Dragon Pond Park, visit Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, and then explore the activities along Blue Moon Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Bird Island, Lijiang, then get in touch with nature with Lijiang Guides - Day Tours, and then make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lijiang day trip tool.

Getting from Dali to Lijiang by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Shangri-La County

Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Potatso National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Tubo Tibetan Thangka Store, then stroll around Guishan Park, and then snap pictures at Natural Bridge of Xianggelila.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shangri-La County online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lijiang to Shangri-La County takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple), and then see the interesting displays at Chengdu Museum (Old Hall). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Chengdu Museum New Hall, then make a trip to Tianfu Square, then take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jinli Pedestrian Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chengdu road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Shangri-La County to Chengdu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Chengdu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leshan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums · Historic Sites

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Leshan

The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
On the 3rd (Mon), appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Hanya Tomb, Leshan.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Leshan road trip planner.

Drive from Chengdu to Leshan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Chengdu.

Things to do in Leshan

Museums

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Chengdu

Hibiscus City

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Happy Valley of Chengdu, identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then walk around Wangjianglou Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Leshan to Chengdu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Travel China Guide and Small Goose Pagoda. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the world behind art at Shanxi Art Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Cuihua Mountain, and delve into the distant past at Xi'an Bell Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Chengdu in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Luoyang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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Luoyang

One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at KANGBAI-WANIS Mansions and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Horse Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Luoyi Ancient City, then explore the fascinating underground world of Longmen Grottoes, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Qianxi Temple.

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

Traveling by train from Xi'an to Luoyang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zhengzhou.

Things to do in Luoyang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Zhengzhou

Business City

With a population of nearly 10 million rapidly rising, Zhengzhou stands out as one of the major urban centers on the Yellow River.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Henan Museum and then don't miss a visit to ZZICEC.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhengzhou sightseeing planner.

Getting from Luoyang to Zhengzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Zhengzhou are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pingyao County.

Things to do in Zhengzhou

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ping Yao Gu Cheng, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pingyao Old Town Jixiang Temple, and then admire the striking features of China Escort Agency.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pingyao County tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zhengzhou to Pingyao County takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pingyao County when traveling from Zhengzhou in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Pingyao County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Beijing

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), then contemplate the long history of Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), and then admire the landmark architecture of Nine Dragon Screen.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Beijing travel route planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pingyao County to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums · Historic Sites

China travel guide

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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.