5 days in Shandong Itinerary

5 days in Shandong Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shandong travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Jinan
— 1 day
Drive
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Tai'an
— 1 night
Drive
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Qingdao
— 3 nights
Drive

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Jinan

— 1 day

City of Springs

A political, commercial, and cultural center of Shandong Province, Jinan serves as an important transit hub to other destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): walk around Baotu Spring Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Qianfoshan, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hongjialou Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jinan travel route site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Jinan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Tai'an.

Things to do in Jinan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Tai'an

— 1 night
The city of Tai'an remains forever linked to the holy mountain it has grown next to.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Yueguan Peak, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tai, and then explore the stunning scenery at Taohuayu Canyon of Taian.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tai'an trip builder website.

Getting from Jinan to Tai'an by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Qingdao.

Things to do in Tai'an

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Qingdao

— 3 nights
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Get in touch with nature at Golden Beach (Huang Dao) and Qingdao International Golf Course. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Laoshan Scenic Area, take a leisurely stroll along Zhanqiao Pier, kick back and relax at Qingdao Second Beach, and don't miss a visit to May Fourth Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Qingdao day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tai'an to Qingdao takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Qingdao sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Qingdao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Shandong travel guide

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Mountains · Landmarks · Parks
Home of the legendary Yellow Emperor, the mythical founder of the Chinese empire, Shandong offers a whole spectrum of cultural sites combined with scenic nature. Ancient terra cotta warriors and impressive temples provide an unparalleled insight into the rich history that has unfolded here, with the UNESCO-protected birthplace of Confucius and sacred Mount Tai adding further interest to the area. With a 3,000 km (1,900 mi) long rocky coastline, the province offers great opportunities for water sports, with swimming and sailing among the best things to do in Shandong. Sampling the wine-producing region's local varieties of grape and visiting the capital city, with its 72 famous springs, also add to the experience.