60 days in China Itinerary

60 days in China Itinerary

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60 days in China Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Lhasa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
3
Songpan County
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Chengdu
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Dunhuang
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Sanya
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Hong Kong
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Xiamen
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
10
Suzhou
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
11
Shanghai
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Beijing
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Get some cultural insight at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and stop by Dropenling Lhasa Villages Handicraft Shop.

Find out how to plan Lhasa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lhasa is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Lhasa is 6 hours. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Lhasa, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) ©

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take a stroll through Ancient City Zhongyi Market, then contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, and finally contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Rhizome - Lijiang art center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puji Temple, Lijiang, cruise along Blue Moon Valley, then admire the striking features of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, and finally steep yourself in history at Lijiang Mural.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Puji Temple, Lijiang
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Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Lijiang Mural ©
Lijiang Mural

1
day
Songpan County

Songpan County ©
Though the area remains largely rural and the economy mostly geared towards agriculture, tourism in Songpan County has begun to develop, with a host of scenic areas and cultural sites to explore.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Huanglong Scenic Valley.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Songpan County road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lijiang to Songpan County in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Songpan County

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley

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.
Head to Sanhe Classic Car Museum and Blue Sheep Craft Shopfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Shijing Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery, browse the range of quality goods at Galleria, identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and stroll through Mount Qingcheng.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chengdu online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Songpan County to Chengdu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Yinchang Valley, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Wenshu Yuan Monastery ©
Wenshu Yuan Monastery

2
nights
Dunhuang

Dunhuang ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Xijin Tomb, then get to know the fascinating history of West Lake Nature Reserve of Dunhuang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mogao Caves, and finally admire the masterpieces at Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at DunHuang ShiKu WenWu BaoHu YanJiu ChenLie ZhongXin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunhuang Leiyin Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain, and finally stop by Shazhou Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dunhuang online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chengdu to Dunhuang by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Dunhuang Leiyin Temple ©
Dunhuang Leiyin Temple
Shazhou Market ©
Shazhou Market

5
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get some cultural insight at Xi'an Mosque and Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Xi'an Bell Tower and Small Goose Pagoda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Xi'an: Mount Huashan (in Huayin) and Hanyangling (in Xianyang). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Shaanxi History Museum, stop by Muslim market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guangren Temple, and ponder the design of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Xi'an travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Dunhuang to Xi'an takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mount Huashan, Hanyangling
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Xi'an Mosque ©
Xi'an Mosque
Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower

5
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nanshan Temple and Xisha Martyrs Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Yalong Bay and Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park. Get out of town with these interesting Sanya side-trips: Qixian Ridge (in Baoting County) and Diaoluo Mountain (in Lingshui County). There's much more to do: walk around Luhuitou Park, tee off at Mystic Springs Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Dadonghai Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sanya journey planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Sanya by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Xi'an in January; daily highs in Sanya reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Qixian Ridge, Diaoluo Mountain
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Diaoluo Mountain ©
Diaoluo Mountain

8
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) and Lantau island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsim Sha Tsui and Soho. Venture out of the city with trips to Macau (Ruins of St. Paul's, Casino at Venetian Macao, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Sai Wan Pavilion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and buy something for everyone on your list at IFC mall.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sanya to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sanya in January, you will find days in Hong Kong are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Macau
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) ©
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

6
nights
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Xiamen University and Nanputuo Temple. Head to Zhongshan Road Walking Street and Pan base Centerfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Xiamen: Quanzhou Longshan Temple (in Jinjiang), Quanzhou (Quanzhou Hermitage & Quanzhou Maritime Museum) and Chongwu Ancient Town (in Hui'an County). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kulangsu Huandao Road, browse the different shops at Wanda Plaza (xianyue road), take a stroll around Dadeji Bathing, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The eighth seafood Market.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Xiamen road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xiamen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Xiamen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Quanzhou, Chongwu Ancient Town, Quanzhou Longshan Temple
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University
Nanputuo Temple ©
Nanputuo Temple

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pingjiang Road and The Lingering Garden. Head to Six Arts Museum and Suzhou Embroidery Research Institutefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Zhouzhuang Boat (in Kunshan) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). And it doesn't end there: walk around Humble Administrator's Garden, examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, delve into the distant past at Feiying Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at China Pearls & Gems City.

To plan Suzhou vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xiamen to Suzhou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Suzhou is colder than Xiamen - with highs of -5°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot, Xitang Ancient Town, Feiying Tower, Zhouzhuang Boat, Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:
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Shantang Street ©
Shantang Street
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
The Lingering Garden ©
The Lingering Garden

8
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Former French Concession and Tian Zi Fang. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pudong New Area, take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai itinerary planner .

Getting from Suzhou to Shanghai by train takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or drive. While traveling from Suzhou, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 23:
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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Pudong New Area ©
Pudong New Area

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). There's much more to do: take a stroll through 798 Art Zone, buy something for everyone on your list at Solana, explore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Shanghai in February, with highs in Beijing at 6°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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