60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Tbilisi
Fly + Bus:  18 h 45 min
1
Lhasa
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  9 h 15 min
2
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Chengdu
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Lijiang
— 5 nights
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  6 h 15 min
5
Hong Kong
— 7 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Shanghai
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Suzhou
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Huangshan
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Subway + Bus + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
9
Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Beijing
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
11
Xi'an
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Tbilisi

4
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Potala Palace, stop by Dropenling Lhasa Villages Handicraft Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nechung Monastery and Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lhasa sightseeing planner.

Tbilisi, Georgia to Lhasa is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Lhasa. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lhasa when traveling from Tbilisi in March, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, contemplate the waterfront views at Grass Lake, and don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lhasa to Jiuzhaigou County takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

6
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chengdu: Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan), Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan) and Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan). Spend the 11th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get outside with Kungfu Family, walk around Beihu Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Access.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, daytime highs in Chengdu are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum

5
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lijiang side-trips: Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute (in Yulong County) and Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Moon Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lijiang road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yulong County, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

7
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, stroll through Lantau island, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hong Kong day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Lijiang to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

7
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai visit planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, Shanghai is slightly colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 2:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

6
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Jiashan County (Xitang Ancient Town & Huanxiu Bridge), Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, and explore the ancient world of Feiying Tower.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Suzhou trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Jiashan County, Feiying Tower, Center 66, Wuzhen Water Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

5
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huangshan: She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch) and Yi County (Hongcun Ancient Village, Juyimukeng Scenic Resort, &more). Spend the 13th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, take in breathtaking views at Xihai Great Canyon, and walk around Huangshan Geopark.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Huangshan online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Huangshan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yi County, She County
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luanping County tour site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Huangshan to Luanping County in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

6
nights
Beijing

Beijing
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mutianyu Great Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), admire the striking features of The Palace Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beijing road trip planner.

You can drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

6
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Explore Xi'an's surroundings by going to Mount Huashan (in Huayin), Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums (in Xianyang) and Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and delve into the distant past at Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Xi'an road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Mount Huashan, Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums, Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an
Find places to stay May 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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