40 to 60 Days China  Travel Itineraries

8 Weeks China itierary from 50 to 60 Days

Grace Wang
666 Words/3 Minutes, By Grace Wang, Updated March 15, 2023

60 Days itinerary for Beijing Inner Mongolia Xian Gansu Xinjiang Yunnan Guizhou Guilin Huangshan Zhangjiajie and Shanghai

Day 1-7: Beijing

  • -Visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace.
  • -Take a tour of the Hutongs and experience traditional Chinese culture.
  • -Visit the Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Day 8-14: Inner Mongolia

  • -Explore the grasslands, deserts, and mountains of Inner Mongolia.
  • -Visit the ancient ruins of the Xiongnu Empire.
  • -Experience the traditional lifestyle of the nomadic herders.

Day 15-20: Xian

  • -See the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.
  • -Visit the ancient city walls of Xian, one of the best-preserved city walls in China.
  • -Explore the Muslim Quarter and taste delicious local food.

Day 21-26: Gansu

  • -Visit the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • -See the Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake.
  • -Experience the unique culture and history of the Silk Road.

Day 27-32: Xinjiang

  • -Visit the ancient city of Kashgar, a major center of Silk Road trade.
  • -See the Tian Shan Mountains, the second-highest mountain range in the world.
  • -Experience the unique culture of the Uighur people, who are known for their delicious food and traditional handicrafts.

Day 33-38: Yunnan

  • -Visit the ancient city of Dali, known for its traditional Bai architecture.
  • -See the stunning terraced rice paddies in Yuanyang.
  • -Explore the diverse culture and landscapes of Yunnan province.

Day 39-44: Guizhou

  • -Visit the ancient city of Guiyang, known for its traditional wooden architecture.
  • -See the Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in China.
  • -Experience the unique culture and history of the Miao and Dong ethnic minorities.

Day 45-50: Guilin

  • -See the stunning limestone karst landscapes of Guilin.
  • -Take a boat tour on the Li River.
  • -Visit the ancient city of Yangshuo, known for its traditional Chinese architecture.

Day 51-56: Huangshan

  • -Visit the Yellow Mountains, one of the most famous and beautiful mountain ranges in China.
  • -See the "sea of clouds" that often covers the mountains.
  • -Experience the unique culture and history of the region.

Day 57-60: Zhangjiajie and Shanghai

  • -Visit the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, known for its unique sandstone pillars.
  • -See the Tianmen Mountain, known for its large natural arch.
  • -Explore the bustling city of Shanghai, known for its modern architecture and delicious food.

8 weeks itinerary to Shanghai Huangshan Hangzhou Zhangjiajie Guilin Guizhou Sichuan Tibet Xinjiang Gansu Shanxi and Beijing

Day 1-3: Shanghai

Explore the Bund, Yu Garden, and French Concession. Take a day trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Day 4-6: Huangshan

Hike the Yellow Mountain and visit Hongcun and Xidi Ancient Villages.

Day 7-9: Hangzhou

Stroll around the West Lake, visit the Lingyin Temple and Hefang Street.

Day 10-12 Zhangjiajie

Explore the Avatar Mountains and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Day 13-15 Guilin/Yangshuo

Take a Li River Cruise, visit the Reed Flute Cave and hike around Yangshuo.

Day 16-19 Guizhou

Visit the Huangguoshu Waterfall, Miao and Dong Villages.

Day 20-26 Sichuan

Visit Chengdu and see the Giant Pandas, hike in Jiuzhaigou National Park, and visit the Leshan Giant Buddha.

Day 27-35: Tibet

Explore Lhasa, visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and hike around the Namtso Lake.

Day 36-42: Xinjiang

Visit Urumqi, Turpan, and Kashgar, see the ruins of Gaochang and Jiaohe ancient cities.

Day 43-48: Gansu

Visit Dunhuang, see the Mogao Caves and hike the Mingsha Sand Dunes. Then, explore Jiayuguan, the western end of the Great Wall.

Day 49-54: Shanxi

Visit Pingyao, the best-preserved ancient city in China. Then, explore the Yungang Grottoes in Datong.

Day 55-60: Beijing

Visit the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and hike the Great Wall of China.

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