60 days in Liaoning, Jilin & Heilongjiang Itinerary

60 days in Liaoning, Jilin & Heilongjiang Itinerary

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Dalian
— 8 nights
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Shenyang
— 8 nights
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Baishan
— 4 nights
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Jilin
— 7 nights
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Ning'an
— 4 nights
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Suifenhe
— 3 nights
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Wudalianchi
— 2 nights
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Qiqihar
— 5 nights
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Harbin
— 11 nights
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Mohe County
— 6 nights
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Dalian — 8 nights

The large city of Dalian gets its history from its seaport, its modernity from its industry, and its visitors from the fact it largely keeps these things from view.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dalian Laohutan Square and Grand Black Mountain of Dalian. Step out of the city life by going to Dalian Coast National Geological Park and Dalian West Forest Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur, make a trip to Xinghai Square, wander the streets of Dalian Hope Square, and examine the collection at Dalian Shell Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dalian trip itinerary site.

San Francisco, USA to Dalian is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Dalian is 16 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Dalian reach 33°F and lows reach 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Shenyang.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Shenyang — 8 nights

A trip to Shenyang, a city teeming with history and heritage, reveals the rich culture of Northeast China in a booming economic hot spot and bustling metropolis.
Visit Shenyang Zhaoling Mausoleum and Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at "9.18"Historical Museum and Guangyou Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenyang: Benxi Water Cave (in Benxi) and Fushun War Criminal Management Historic Site (in Fushun). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) and explore the ancient world of Shenyang Taiqing Palace.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Shenyang trip planner.

Getting from Dalian to Shenyang by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Baishan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Baishan — 4 nights

Baishan is a prefecture-level city in Jilin province of the People's Republic of China. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Changbai Mountain Waterfall and Changbai Mountain Maze. Get out of town with these interesting Baishan side-trips: Yang Jingyu Cemetery (in Tonghua) and Longwan National Nature Reserve (in Huinan County).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Baishan day trip app.

You can drive from Shenyang to Baishan in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jilin.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Jilin — 7 nights

Jilin City Is the second-largest city and former capital of Jilin province in Northeast China. Visiting Songhuahu Ski Field and Beida Lake Ski Area will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Jilin Catholic Church and Beidahu Ski Resort. Step out of Jilin to go to Jiaohe and see Hongye Valley, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Wusong Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zhuqueshan Ski Field, hit the slopes at Beishan Ice-snow Tourism World, and take a memorable drive along Songjiang Middle Road Scienc Spot.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jilin online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Baishan to Jilin takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ning'an.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Ning'an — 4 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Shangjing Longquan Ruins and Ning'an Ruins of Bohai State. Step off the beaten path and head to Jingpo Lake and Mudanjiang City Wall.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ning'an online road trip planner.

You can drive from Jilin to Ning'an in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Suifenhe.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Suifenhe — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daguangming Temple. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Suifenhe Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Suifenhe route maker app.

Drive from Ning'an to Suifenhe in 2 hours. You'll set off for Wudalianchi on the 5th (Sun).
Historic Sites · Museums

Wudalianchi — 2 nights

Wudalianchi, formerly Dedu County, is a county-level city in Heilongjiang province, China. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get impressive views of Laohei Mountain. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wudalianchi (Five Big Linking Lakes).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wudalianchi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suifenhe to Wudalianchi takes 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Qiqihar.
Parks · Nature

Qiqihar — 5 nights

Qiqihar is one of the 13 Larger Municipalities in China, and the second largest city in the Heilongjiang province, China. Take a break from the city and head to Zhalong Nature Reserve and Longfeng Marsh. Step off the beaten path and head to Longsha Park and Dacheng Temple. Step out of Qiqihar with an excursion to Beiguo Hotspring in Lindian County--about 1h 25 min away.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Qiqihar trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Wudalianchi to Qiqihar takes 4.5 hours. February in Qiqihar sees daily highs of 19°F and lows of -1°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Harbin.
Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Baths
Side Trips

Harbin — 11 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Harbin Forest Park and Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Architectural Museum and HaErBin GuiHua ZhanLanGuan. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World, see the interesting displays at HaErBinShi JianZhu YiShuGuan (JingWei Jie), get engrossed in the history at The Northeast Martyrs Memorial, and make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Harbin trip tool.

You can take a train from Qiqihar to Harbin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°F, and evening lows to -4°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mohe County.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Mohe County — 6 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beijicun Forest Park and Songyuan Forest Park. When in Mohe County, make a side trip to see Ergun River in Eerguna, approximately Eerguna away.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mohe County trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Harbin to Mohe County with the Route module. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to home.
Parks · Nature · Museums
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Liaoning travel guide

3.6
Parks · Landmarks · History Museums
The Golden Triangle
Dubbed the "Golden Triangle" thanks to its borders with the Yellow Sea, Bohai Sea, and the Yalu River, Liaoning attracts tourists for the beauty of its nature in the hinterland, and bustling industrial cities on the coast. With over 2,100 km (1,300 mi) of coastline backed by rugged cliffs, a holiday in Liaoning provides the choice between relaxing on the beach or hiking in the mountains among towering peaks and pines. Several UNESCO-protected imperial palaces and royal mausoleums stand out as architectural treats, while the ruins of ancient cities lay under the shadow of the Great Wall of China. Other things to see in Liaoning include World Heritage mountain sites, the world’s largest Buddha statue made of jade, and a whole host of impressive pagodas.

Jilin travel guide

3.9
Parks · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Occupying the central part of northeast China in what was once Manchuria, Jilin borders Russia and North Korea. Tourist attractions in Jilin include ice festivals and winter sports, scenic mountains and intact nature with over 100 swamps. The 9,000 medicinal herbs cultivated here make Jilin a leader in traditional Chinese medicine. Walk through a forest of ice-rimmed trees, view steles atop steep cliffs, and explore World Heritage-listed mausoleums and the pyramidal tomb of an ancient Korean general. Outdoor lovers on vacation in Jilin can tour its scenic lake and hike to royal Chinese tombs and ancient gravesites in the mountains.

Heilongjiang travel guide

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Landmarks · Theme Parks · Specialty Museums
With its harsh winters and Russian heritage, tourism in Heilongjiang focuses on winter sports and ice festivals. Urban pedestrian zones sparkle with belle epoque buildings constructed by Russian railway pioneers, while river cruises reveal the aurora borealis. Many Heilongjiang itineraries prioritize one of the excellent year-round ski resorts, as well as hikes through national parks to see Siberian tigers in natural surroundings. You can take in Heilongjiang's specific heritage with trips to Orthodox cathedrals and Confucian temples, and the bustling, well-developed province also offers a variety of entertainment with amusement parks, ropeways, and ice theme parks.