28 days in Qingdao, Yantai & Weifang Itinerary

28 days in Qingdao, Yantai & Weifang Itinerary

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28 days in Qingdao, Yantai & Weifang Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 15​min
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg


Qingdao ©
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Qingdao is known for nature, museums, beaches, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Qingdao Beer Museum, admire the striking features of Protestant Church (Jidu Jiaotang), contemplate the long history of Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou), and take a peaceful walk through Laoshan Scenic Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Qingdao trip itinerary planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Qingdao is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Qingdao: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yantai.

Things to do in Qingdao

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Qingdao Beer Museum ©
Qingdao Beer Museum
May Fourth Square ©
May Fourth Square
Zhanqiao Pier ©
Zhanqiao Pier


Yantai ©
The historic port city of Yantai retains a certain quaintness, despite developing into an economic powerhouse in the modern era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yantai: Penglai (Dengzhou Ancient City, Magic Eight Immortals Temple, & more), Zhaohu Mountain (in Haiyang) and Weihai (Weihai Park & Weihai Wolong Mountain). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Kunyu Mountain. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhulin Temple, contemplate the long history of Hujian Guild Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Yantai Tianhou Palace, and buy something for everyone on your list at Joy City.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yantai trip planner .

You can drive from Qingdao to Yantai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Qingdao in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Yantai, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Weifang.

Things to do in Yantai

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penglai, Weihai, Zhaohu Mountain
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Kunyu Mountain ©
Kunyu Mountain
Weihai Park ©
Weihai Park
Penglaige ©


Weifang ©
Weifang is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Change things up with these side-trips from Weifang: Shimen Workshop (in Linqu County), Zibo (People's Park, Qi Dynasty Memorial Museum, & more) and Qingzhou (Weifang Fan'gongting Park, Yangtian Mountain, & more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Bailang Oasis Wetland Park, let little ones run wild at Weifang Jinbao Playground, look for all kinds of wild species at Dongying Huanghe Delta, and delve into the distant past at Weifang Shihuyuan Garden - Outdoor Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Weifang road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yantai to Weifang takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Weifang

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Qingzhou, Zibo, Dongying Huanghe Delta, Shimen Workshop, Dinosaur Museum
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People's Park ©
People's Park
Qingzhou Museum ©
Qingzhou Museum
Dinosaur Museum ©
Dinosaur Museum