6 days in Shandong Itinerary

6 days in Shandong Itinerary

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Jinan
— 1 day
Drive
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Tai'an
— 1 night
Drive
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Qufu
— 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 11th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hongjialou Cathedral, then explore the activities along Daming Lake, and then stroll around Baotu Spring Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jinan trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Jinan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Tai'an.

Things to do in Jinan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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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 12th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tai.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tai'an planning tool.

Getting from Jinan to Tai'an by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Qufu.

Things to do in Tai'an

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Emperor Shao Hao, then steep yourself in history at Confucius Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Kong Mansion Tieshan Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Qufu day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tai'an to Qufu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Qingdao.

Things to do in Qufu

Historic Sites
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Golden Beach (Huang Dao) and Qingdao International Golf Course. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Laoshan Scenic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Guan Xiang Shan Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a leisurely stroll along Zhanqiao Pier.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Qingdao trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Qufu to Qingdao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Qingdao

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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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.