7 days in Shandong Itinerary

7 days in Shandong Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shandong trip planner

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Drive
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Qingdao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tai'an
— 1 night
Drive
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Qufu
— 1 night
Train
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Jinan
— 1 night

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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.
Qingdao Catholic Church and Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach (Huang Dao), take in the waterfront at Zhanqiao Pier, don't miss a visit to May Fourth Square, and contemplate the long history of Qingdao Tianhou Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Qingdao trip itinerary maker tool.

Jinan to Qingdao is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. September in Qingdao sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tai'an.

Things to do in Qingdao

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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 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 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Qufu.

Things to do in Tai'an

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
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 catch the train to Jinan.

Things to do in Qufu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Jinan

— 1 night

City of Springs

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 take a train from Qufu to Jinan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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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.