41 days in China Itinerary

41 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip itinerary maker

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 4 nights
2
Luoyang
— 3 nights
3
Dengfeng
— 2 nights
4
Pingyao County
— 2 nights
5
Hancheng
— 1 night
6
Xi'an
— 2 nights
7
Chengdu
— 3 nights
8
Guilin
— 4 nights
9
Yangshuo County
— 2 nights
10
Shanghai
— 3 nights
11
Suzhou
— 1 night
12
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
13
Sanya
— 6 nights

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Wall of Gubeikou as well as The Great Wall at Badaling. And it doesn't end there: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Beijing is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, Beijing is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. You'll set off for Luoyang on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

3
nights
Luoyang

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.
Longmen Grottoes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Luoyang Museum, contemplate the long history of Longmen Grottoes, and then engage your brain at Dongfanghong Nonggeng Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Shentai Lijing (South Gate), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Horse Temple, and then take in the pleasant sights at Luoyi Ancient City.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luoyang day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Beijing to Luoyang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in December, you will find days in Luoyang are little chillier (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dengfeng.

Things to do in Luoyang

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Longmen Grottoes ©
Longmen Grottoes
White Horse Temple ©
White Horse Temple
Luoyang Museum ©
Luoyang Museum

2
nights
Dengfeng

Dengfeng ©
Situated in the foothills of Mount Song, the city of Dengfeng remains best known as the birthplace of the Shaolin style of kung fu.
You've now added Shaolin Temple to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhongyue Temple, stop by Shailin Martial Arts Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Forest, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Song.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dengfeng trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Luoyang to Dengfeng in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Dengfeng can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pingyao County.

Things to do in Dengfeng

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Shaolin Temple ©
Shaolin Temple
Tower Forest ©
Tower Forest
Shailin Martial Arts Hall ©
Shailin Martial Arts Hall

2
nights
Pingyao County

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.
When in Pingyao County, make a side trip to see Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan) in Lingshi County, approximately Lingshi County away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ping Yao Gu Cheng, admire the striking features of Weitaihou Ticket No, don't miss a visit to Pingyao Confucian Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuanglin Temple.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pingyao County trip maker app.

Drive from Dengfeng to Pingyao County in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dengfeng in December: highs in Pingyao County hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hancheng.

Things to do in Pingyao County

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan)
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan) ©
Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)
Ping Yao Gu Cheng ©
Ping Yao Gu Cheng
Shuanglin Temple ©
Shuanglin Temple

1
night
Hancheng

Hancheng
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sima Qian Tomb and Ancestral Hall. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Sima Qian Tomb and Ancestral Hall, admire the striking features of Sima Qian Ancestral Hall, and then see Great Wall Ruins of Wei.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hancheng attractions planner.

Drive from Pingyao County to Hancheng in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hancheng

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

2
nights
Xi'an

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 Dangjiacun Ancient Buildings as well as Shaanxi History Museum. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, make a trip to Dangjiacun Ancient Buildings, thendon't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, thensteep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Bell Tower, and then make a trip to Muslim Quarter.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hancheng to Xi'an in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dangjiacun Ancient Buildings
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Muslim Quarter ©
Muslim Quarter

3
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 a short trip to Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kuanzhai Alley, make a trip to Jinli Pedestrian Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

Planning Chengdu trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Xi'an to Chengdu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in January, things will get a bit warmer in Chengdu: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kuanzhai Alley ©
Kuanzhai Alley
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

4
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Guilin is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Daxu Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Guilin trip planner.

You can fly from Chengdu to Guilin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Tours Nature
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Photography Tours
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park ©
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Wu Zhi Hill and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thencontemplate the long history of Stone Village, and then explore the activities along Yulong River.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yangshuo County visit planner.

Drive from Guilin to Yangshuo County in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Yangshuo County are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Yulong River ©
Yulong River

3
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), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and shop like a local with Former French Concession.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shanghai visit planning tool.

You can fly from Yangshuo County to Shanghai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Yangshuo County in January: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Ruiguang Tower and then contemplate the long history of Tongli Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden

4
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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lantau island, and get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong trip maker.

Fly from Suzhou to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

6
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.
Sanya is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Yalong Bay, walk around Luhuitou Park, meet the residents at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanya travel route site.

Fly from Hong Kong to Sanya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in January: highs in Sanya hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden ©
Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden

Similar Plans

60 days in Turkey & China BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 35 days in China BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in China BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 10 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 31 days in China BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in China BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in China BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 23 days in China BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 10 days in China BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 15 days in Kuala Lumpur & China BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans