7 days in Shandong Itinerary

7 days in Shandong Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Qingdao
— 3 nights
2
Tai'an
— 1 night
3
Qufu
— 1 night
4
Jinan
— 1 night

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Qingdao

Qingdao ©
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Qingdao Catholic Church and Qingdao Tianhou Palace. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Huang Dao), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Badaguan Scenic Resort, and stop by Zhanqiao Pier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Qingdao online trip builder.

Jinan to Qingdao is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tai'an.

Things to do in Qingdao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Second Seawater Baths
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Golden Beach (Huang Dao) ©
Golden Beach (Huang Dao)
Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou) ©
Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou)
Qingdao Second Beach ©
Qingdao Second Beach

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Tai'an

Tai'an ©
The city of Tai'an remains forever linked to the holy mountain it has grown next to.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bixia Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tai, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yueguan Peak.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tai'an sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Qingdao to Tai'an takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Qufu.

Things to do in Tai'an

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Mount Tai ©
Mount Tai
Yueguan Peak ©
Yueguan Peak

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Qufu

Qufu ©
Most attractions in Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, relate to the life and work of the ancient Chinese philosopher and teacher.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Emperor Shao Hao, stroll the grounds of Confucius Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Kong Mansion Tieshan Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Qufu online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tai'an to Qufu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Jinan.

Things to do in Qufu

Historic Sites
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Confucius Temple ©
Confucius Temple

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Jinan

Jinan ©
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 23rd (Wed): walk around Baotu Spring Park, explore the ancient world of The Terra Cotta Warriors Of WeiShan, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hongjialou Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jinan tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Qufu to Jinan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jinan

Historic Sites · Parks
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Baotu Spring Park ©
Baotu Spring Park