40 days in Gilgit & China Itinerary

40 days in Gilgit & China Itinerary

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40 days in Gilgit & China Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  21​h 30​min
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Gilgit, Pakistan
— 1 day
Drive:  14​h 30​min
2
Burang County, China
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Lhasa, China
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dranang County, China
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Gyangze County, China
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Shigatse, China
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sa'gya County, China
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Tingri County, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
9
Yushu County, China
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
10
Xiahe County, China
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
12
Leshan, China
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
13
Shangri-La County, China
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
14
Yuanyang County, China
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
15
Zhangjiajie, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
16
Yichang, China
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h
17
Longsheng County, China
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
18
Yangshuo County, China
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
19
Haikou, China
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
20
Kaiping, China
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
21
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
22
Nanjing County, China
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
23
Shanghai, China
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
24
Hangzhou, China
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
25
Yi County, China
— 1 night
taxi + train:  6​h
26
Tai'an, China
— 1 night
train:  4​h
27
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
28
Harbin, China
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
29
Datong, China
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
30
Pingyao County, China
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
31
Luoyang, China
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
32
Xi'an, China
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
33
Dunhuang, China
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Athens, Greece

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Gilgit, Pakistan

Gilgit ©
Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, an administrative territory of Pakistan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karakoram Highway. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): head outdoors with Karakoram Highway.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gilgit road trip website .

Athens, Greece to Gilgit is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Gilgit is 3 hours. In December, Gilgit is much colder than Athens - with highs of -7°C and lows of -10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Burang County.

Things to do in Gilgit

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
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Karakoram Highway ©
Karakoram Highway

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Burang County, China

Burang County ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Kailash. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kailash.

Discover how to plan a Burang County trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gilgit to Burang County. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Gilgit to Burang County due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Burang County

Parks Trails Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kailash ©
Mount Kailash

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Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Potala Palace as well as Jokhang Temple. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple and then explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lhasa day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burang County to Lhasa. December in Lhasa sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dranang County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

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Dranang County, China

Dranang County ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Samye Monastery (Sangye Si). Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samye Monastery (Sangye Si).

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dranang County trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Lhasa to Dranang County takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gyangze County.

Things to do in Dranang County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Samye Monastery (Sangye Si) ©
Samye Monastery (Sangye Si)

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Gyangze County, China

Gyangze County
You've now added Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gyangze County trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Dranang County to Gyangze County in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Shigatse.

Things to do in Gyangze County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

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Shigatse, China

Shigatse ©
Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê, is a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, with an area of 182,000km2. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tashilunpo Monastery. On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tashilunpo Monastery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shigatse day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gyangze County to Shigatse in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sa'gya County.

Things to do in Shigatse

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tashilunpo Monastery ©
Tashilunpo Monastery

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Sa'gya County, China

Sa'gya County ©
Sakya Monastery has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakya Monastery.

Plan trip to Sa'gya County with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Shigatse to Sa'gya County in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tingri County.

Things to do in Sa'gya County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sakya Monastery ©
Sakya Monastery

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Tingri County, China

Tingri County ©
You've now added Mt. Everest Base Camp to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Everest Base Camp.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tingri County trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sa'gya County to Tingri County. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yushu County.

Things to do in Tingri County

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Everest Base Camp ©
Mt. Everest Base Camp

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Yushu County, China

Yushu County
Jiegu Monastery has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jiegu Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yushu County tour itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Tingri County to Yushu County with the Route module. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Xiahe County.

Things to do in Yushu County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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Xiahe County, China

Xiahe County ©
Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Xiahe County day trip planning website .

You can drive from Yushu County to Xiahe County in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xiahe County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si) ©
Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si)

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Jiuzhaigou County, China

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

Start your trip to Jiuzhaigou County by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Xiahe County to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7.5 hours. You'll set off for Leshan on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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Leshan, China

Leshan ©
The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
You've now added Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo).

Plan my day in Leshan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Leshan by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shangri-La County.
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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Shangri-La County, China

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia). Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shangri-La County trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leshan to Shangri-La County takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yuanyang County.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

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Yuanyang County, China

Yuanyang County ©
You've now added Yuanyang Rice Terraces to your itinerary.

You can plan Yuanyang County trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shangri-La County to Yuanyang County. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Yuanyang Rice Terraces ©
Yuanyang Rice Terraces

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Zhangjiajie, China

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zhangjiajie trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yuanyang County to Zhangjiajie. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yichang.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

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Yichang, China

Yichang ©
Although not particularly touristy, the tranquil castle town of Okazaki charms visitors with its scenic parks, ornamental flower gardens, and forested areas.
Three Gorges has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Three Gorges.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yichang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zhangjiajie to Yichang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Longsheng County.

Things to do in Yichang

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Three Gorges ©
Three Gorges

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Longsheng County, China

Longsheng County ©
The highlight of a trip to Longsheng County is undoubtedly its terraced rice paddies.
You've now added Longji Mountain to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longji Mountain.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Longsheng County day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Yichang to Longsheng County in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Longsheng County

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Longji Mountain ©
Longji Mountain

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Yangshuo County, China

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yulong River. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the activities along Yulong River.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yangshuo County trip builder site .

You can drive from Longsheng County to Yangshuo County in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Yangshuo County can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Haikou.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Yulong River ©
Yulong River

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Haikou, China

Haikou ©
Known as the "Coconut City" due to its palm-lined streets, island-city Haikou serves as capital of Hainan Province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Qilou Old Street. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Qilou Old Street.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Haikou travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Yangshuo County to Haikou takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yangshuo County in January: high temperatures in Haikou hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kaiping.
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Qilou Old Street ©
Qilou Old Street

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Kaiping, China

Kaiping ©
Kaiping, formerly romanized in Cantonese as Hoiping, is a county-level city in Guangdong Province, China. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kaiping Diaolou and Villages. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kaiping Diaolou and Villages.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kaiping road trip planning website .

Getting from Haikou to Kaiping by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kaiping

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages ©
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes East Dam of High Island Reservoir, Hong Kong Museum of History, Man Mo Temple, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): join in the after-dark buzz at Star Ferry's Harbour Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Man Mo Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), then take an in-depth tour of Peak Tram Historical Gallery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Po Lin Monastery.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Kaiping to Hong Kong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Nanjing County.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Man Mo Temple ©
Man Mo Temple

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Nanjing County, China

Nanjing County ©
You've now added Tulou de Fujian to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Tulou de Fujian.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nanjing County road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hong Kong to Nanjing County. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Nanjing County. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Nanjing County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Tulou de Fujian ©
Tulou de Fujian

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Shanghai, China

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Bund (Wai Tan) as well as Yu Garden (Yuyuan). On the 11th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nanjing County to Shanghai. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nanjing County in January; daily highs in Shanghai reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
West Lake (Xi Hu) has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu).

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou visit planning site .

Getting from Shanghai to Hangzhou by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yi County.
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)

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Yi County, China

Yi County ©
Yi County features the historic water villages of Hongcun and Xidi.
Hongcun Ancient Village has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hongcun Ancient Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yi County trip maker tool .

Drive from Hangzhou to Yi County in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tai'an.

Things to do in Yi County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hongcun Ancient Village ©
Hongcun Ancient Village

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Tai'an, China

Tai'an ©
The city of Tai'an remains forever linked to the holy mountain it has grown next to.
You've now added Mount Tai to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tai.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tai'an trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yi County to Tai'an in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tai'an

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tai ©
Mount Tai

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Beijing, China

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.
You've added Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, The Palace Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner .

Getting from Tai'an to Beijing by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Beijing, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

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Harbin, China

Harbin ©
The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harbin Ice and Snow World. On the 18th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Harbin Ice and Snow World.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Harbin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Harbin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Beijing in January: high temperatures in Harbin hover around -13°C and lows are around -27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Datong.

Things to do in Harbin

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World

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Datong, China

Datong ©
The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
You've now added Yungang Grottoes to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Yungang Grottoes.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Datong trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Harbin to Datong in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Pingyao County.

Things to do in Datong

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Yungang Grottoes ©
Yungang Grottoes

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Pingyao County, China

Pingyao County ©
An ancient walled city, Pingyao County can trace its history back around 2,700 years, and has been designated a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Shuanglin Temple to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shuanglin Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pingyao County trip maker tool .

Drive from Datong to Pingyao County in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pingyao County, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Luoyang.

Things to do in Pingyao County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Shuanglin Temple ©
Shuanglin Temple

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Luoyang, China

Luoyang ©
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Longmen Grottoes. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): Head underground at Longmen Grottoes.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Luoyang travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pingyao County to Luoyang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Xi'an.

Things to do in Luoyang

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Longmen Grottoes ©
Longmen Grottoes

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Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Luoyang to Xi'an by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums
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Dunhuang, China

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Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
You've now added Mogao Caves to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mogao Caves.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dunhuang journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Dunhuang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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