10 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

10 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

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10 days in Shaanxi Itinerary

Start: Guilin
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
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Ankang
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hu County
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mei County
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yan'an
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Huayin
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Xi'an
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Beijing

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Ankang

Ankang
Ankang is a prefecture-level city in southern Shaanxi Province in the People's Republic of China.HistoryThe settlement of Ankang dates to the Stone Age, and its recorded history dates back more than 3000 years. On the 22nd (Wed), stroll around Xing'an Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Ankang Xiangxi Cave, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tianzhu Shan(Tianzhu Mountain).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ankang trip planner .

Guilin to Ankang is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hu County.

Things to do in Ankang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hu County

Hu County
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Huayang Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Taiping Forest Park, and then walk around Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hu County day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ankang to Hu County in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hu County can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mei County.

Things to do in Hu County

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mei County

Mei County ©
On the 24th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taibaishan National Forest Park, appreciate the views at Tang Valley SPA Recuperation Base, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Red River Valley Forest Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mei County vacation maker .

Getting from Hu County to Mei County by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Mei County, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Yan'an.

Things to do in Mei County

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tang Valley SPA Recuperation Base
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Red River Valley Forest Park ©
Red River Valley Forest Park

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Yan'an

Yan'an ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Revolutionary Memorial Hall (Geming Jinianguan), make a trip to Baota shan, then contemplate the long history of News Publishing Memorial of Yan'an, then get engrossed in the history at Yan'an News Memorial Hall, and finally Head underground at Qingliang Mountain of Yan'an.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yan'an trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mei County to Yan'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Huayin.

Things to do in Yan'an

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News Publishing Memorial of Yan'an ©
Yan'an News Memorial Hall ©
Yan'an News Memorial Hall

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Huayin

Huayin ©
"Huayin" translates literally as "to the north of Mount Hua," which says a lot about this city inextricably linked to the sacred Taoist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Xiyue Temple, hike along Mountain Huashan Plank Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Huashan.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Huayin trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Yan'an to Huayin in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Xi'an.

Things to do in Huayin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mountain Huashan Plank Trail ©
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail

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Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Xi'an Museum. Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuihua Mountain, enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, explore the world behind art at TangBo Art Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jingyugou Scenic Resort, Xi'an.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Xi'an road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Huayin to Xi'an in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

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Tang Bo Art Museum ©
Tang Bo Art Museum
Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) ©