6 days in Shandong Itinerary

6 days in Shandong Itinerary

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Qingdao — 2 nights

The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Qingdao is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Zhanqiao Pier, don't miss a visit to May Fourth Square, see the interesting displays at Qingdao Beer Museum, and kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Huang Dao).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Qingdao online trip builder.

Jinan to Qingdao is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Qingdao are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Qufu.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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Qufu — 1 night

Most attractions in Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, relate to the life and work of the ancient Chinese philosopher and teacher.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Emperor Shao Hao, then contemplate the long history of Confucius Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Kong Mansion Tieshan Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Qufu online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Qingdao to Qufu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tai'an.
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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 15th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tai.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tai'an journey builder app.

Getting from Qufu to Tai'an by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jinan.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Jinan — 1 night

A political, commercial, and cultural center of Shandong Province, Jinan serves as an important transit hub to other destinations.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hongjialou Cathedral, explore the activities along Daming Lake, and then walk around Baotu Spring Park.

Make your Jinan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Tai'an to Jinan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Shandong travel guide

Landmarks · Mountains · 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.