60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China travel route planner

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Xiamen
— 4 nights
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Shangrao
— 1 night
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Qingyang County
— 1 night
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Suzhou
— 5 nights
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Drive to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Fly to Changbaishan Airport, Drive to Fusong County
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Fusong County
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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Datong
— 1 night
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Xi'an
— 6 nights
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Lhasa
— 3 nights
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Shangri-La County
— 5 nights
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Lijiang
— 4 nights
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Dali
— 4 nights
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Zhangjiajie
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Yangshuo County
— 4 nights
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Sanya
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong
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Xiamen

— 4 nights

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Xiamen Piano Museum and ShiJie MingRenGuan. Get outdoors at Kulangsu Huandao Road and Mangrove Reserve of Zhangzhou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Xiamen: Zhaojia Castle and Yian Castle (in Zhangpu County) and Jinjiang Shenlu Bay Ancient Forest Nature Reserve (in Jinjiang). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Xiamen Shuzhuang Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanputuo Temple, go for a stroll along the water at Xiamen Lundu Port, and stroll through Fujian Rare Species of Marine Nature Reserve.

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

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Xiamen. In February, Xiamen is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Shangrao.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Shangrao

— 1 night
Lying along the Xin River, Shangrao sits as a prefecture level city and important transport and trade hub for the surrounding three provinces.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Yunbi Peak Forest Park and then stroll through San Qing Shan.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Shangrao trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Shangrao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Qingyang County.

Things to do in Shangrao

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Qingyang County

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Qishan Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Jiuhua Mountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Qingyang County holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Shangrao to Qingyang County takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Qingyang County

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Suzhou

— 5 nights

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.
The Lingering Garden and Shantang Street will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Master-of-Nets Garden and Suzhou Museum. Explore Suzhou's surroundings by going to Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Jinji Lake, shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, stroll around Tiger Hill, and contemplate the long history of Tongli Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Suzhou trip planner.

Getting from Qingyang County to Suzhou by car takes about 4 hours. February in Suzhou sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -5°C at night. You'll set off for Fusong County on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Fusong County

— 1 night
Fusong County is a county in southern Jilin province, China. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Hannashan Hot Spring Resort and then visit Wanda Changbaishan International Resort.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fusong County road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Suzhou to Fusong County. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Fusong County

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Beijing

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gong Wang Fu and Happy Valley of Beijing. Get in touch with nature at Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and Simatai Great Wall. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Beijing Capital Museum, steep yourself in history at Meridian Gate (Wu Men), delve into the distant past at Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), and admire the striking features of Nine Dragon Screen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fusong County to Beijing. In February in Beijing, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Datong.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:

Datong

— 1 night
The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Yungang Grottoes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Datong holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Datong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Xi'an.

Things to do in Datong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Xi'an

— 6 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Visit Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) and Fenghuang Town for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tang Bo Art Museum and Xi'an Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to Taibaishan Ski Area (in Mei County), Mount Huashan (in Huayin) and Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve (in Zhashui County). Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Small Goose Pagoda, get engrossed in the history at Forest of Stone Steles Museum, don't miss a visit to Xi'an Bell Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Xi'an online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Datong to Xi'an takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lhasa.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:

Lhasa

— 3 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Barkhor Street, steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lhasa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Lhasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in March, expect Lhasa to be little chillier, temps between 14°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Shangri-La County

— 5 nights
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Visiting Napa Lake Grasslands and Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) will get you outdoors. Dukezong Ancient Town and XiangGeLiLa ZangZu MinSuGuan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Potatso National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Napa Hai Nature Reserve, walk around Guishan Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Shika Snow Mountains, and wander the wide-open spaces of Yila Grassland.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Shangri-La County trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Shangri-La County takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

Lijiang

— 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping) and Mufu Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Shuhe Ancient Town. Go for a jaunt from Lijiang to Yulong County to see Ganhaizi Pasture about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Lashi Lake, pause for some photo ops at Sanyan Well, make a trip to Shuhe Food Street, and take an in-depth tour of The Ancient Tea Horse Road Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lijiang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shangri-La County to Lijiang takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dali.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Dali

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cangshan Mountain and Shuanglang. Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town and Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Erhai Lake, stroll the grounds of Du Wenxiu's Tomb, explore the activities along Qingbi Stream, and head outdoors with Tianlongbabu Film Studio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dali attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lijiang to Dali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Zhangjiajie

— 3 nights
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Get outdoors at Tianzi Mountain and Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie trip builder app.

You can fly from Dali to Zhangjiajie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Yangshuo County

— 4 nights
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guilin Laozhai Mountain and Lijiang Folk Customs Garden. Visiting Silver Cave and Julong Lake of Yangshuo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yangshuo County: Guilin (Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) & Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Xianggong Mountain, don't miss a visit to Guilin Butterfly Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Yulong River, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yangshuo County trip builder tool.

Getting from Zhangjiajie to Yangshuo County by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Yangshuo County can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sanya.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

Sanya

— 6 nights

Gateway to the South

The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area and Sanya Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Luhuitou Park. Go for a jaunt from Sanya to Lingshui County to see Nanwan Monkey Island about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, step off the mainland to explore Wuzhizhou Coral Island, and make a splash at Holiday Watersports.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sanya travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yangshuo County to Sanya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In April, Sanya is somewhat warmer than Yangshuo County - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 10:

Hong Kong

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong. Step out of the city life by going to Dragon's Back and Cheung Chau Island. And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Sandbox VR, take a stroll through Sai Wan Pavilion, step off the mainland to explore Po Lin Monastery, and stop by Soho.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong day trip planning site.

Getting from Sanya to Hong Kong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Sanya in April, you will find days in Hong Kong are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

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.