11 Days Fascinating Northeastern China Winter Tour

Northeast China, is a good place to enjoy snow joy in winter times. Harbin, is heralded as the Ice City for its well-known beautiful ice sculpture festival in the winter. This 11 days Northeastern China Winter Tour covers the popular cities of Harbin, Jilin, Changchun, Shenyang, as well as Changbaishan.


  • Enjoy much “snow joy” at Harbin.
  • Visit the highlights of Jilin city and Changchun city.
  • Explore the natural wonders of Changbaishan.
  • Learn more about Chinese history through visiting Shenyang.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Harbin Arrival
  • Day 2: Harbin – Jilin
  • Day 3: Jilin
  • Day 4: Jilin – Changchun
  • Day 5: Changchun – Changbaishan
  • Day 6: Changbaishan
  • Day 7: Changbaishan
  • Day 8: Changbaishan – Changchun
  • Day 9: Changchun – Shenyang
  • Day 10: Shenyang
  • Day 11: Shenyang Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Harbin Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities: The Central Street, St Sofia Orthodox Church, The Ice and Snow World
Accommodation: Harbin

Upon your arrival, met by tour guide and escorted to your hotel for a short rest. Then we will have walk on the Central Street to find some facts about Harbin’s history and culture. Later, visit the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East – St.Sofia Church.

The last stop is the Ice and Snow World, an interesting site that operates each night and features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of ice.

Day 2 Harbin – Jilin

Sightseeing and Activities: Siberian Tiger Park
Accommodation: Jilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we will head to visit Siberian Tiger Park. It is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world, with over 500 purebred Siberian tigers.

After the visit, transferred to the train station to catch the fast train to Jilin. Your local guide will pick you up and escort you to your hotel in Jilin.

Day 3 Jilin

Sightseeing and Activities: Rimed Trees, North Mountain Park, the Meteorite Museum
Accommodation: Jilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will head to visit Rimed Trees, one of China’s four natural wonders, along with Guilin Landscape, Three Gorges of Yangtze River, and Yunnan Stone Forest Karsts. Then move on to North Mountain Park, with natural landscapes such as mountains and rivers, and ancient temples of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, etc.

The next stop is Meteorite Museum, the only meteorite museum in China. The museum collects most specimens of meteorites in Jilin and 41 meteorite specimens in other countries and territories.

Day 4 Jilin – Changchun

Sightseeing and Activities: The Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State, Jingyuetan National Forest Park
Accommodation: Changchun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, head to visit The Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State. The palace was the official residence created by the Imperial Japanese Army for China’s last emperor Puyi to live in as part of his role as Emperor of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo.

In the afternoon, continue the tour to Jingyuetan National Forest Park. Reputed as the sister of Sun-moon Lake of Taiwan Province, the park is famous for its picturesque scenery.

Day 5 Changchun – Changbaishan

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Changbaishan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will drive about 5 hours to Changbaishan West Slope. Then explore this place on your own.

Day 6 Changbaishan

Sightseeing and Activities: Changbaishan West Slope
Accommodation: Changbaishan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, take the bus to the mountain and enjoy the wide variety of plant life in this area. We will hike about 1 hour to one of the tops to get a panoramic view of Heaven’s Lake.

Then move on to North Slope and stay overnight here.

Day 7 Changbaishan

Sightseeing and Activities: Jeep ride, Changbai water fall, Underground Forest
Accommodation: Changbaishan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, depart from the hotel and head to take a jeep ride to one of the tops to get a panoramic view of Heaven’s Lake. Then go to appreciate the 68m Changbai waterfall. Enjoy the hot spring by the waterfall (extra 100RMB) if you like. Then continue to visit the Underground Forest.

Day 8 Changbaishan – Changchun

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Changchun
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, take the bus back to Changchun and arrive at Changchun at around 5:30pm.

Day 9 Changchun – Shenyang

Sightseeing and Activities: The Imperial Palace, Liaoning Provincial Museum
Accommodation: Shenyang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will take the fast train to Shenyang. Upon arrival, met by the tour guide and transferred to hotel for a rest.

In the afternoon, we will visit The Imperial Palace and Liaoning Provincial Museum. Shenyang Imperial Palace is the former imperial palace of the early Manchu-led Qing dynasty in China. Founded as the Northeast Museum and opened on July 7, 1949, Liaoning Provincial Museum is a prominent museum of history and fine arts.

Day 10 Shenyang

Sightseeing and Activities: Benxi Water Cave, North Tomb
Accommodation: Shenyang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we will visit Benxi Water Cave, the longest underground water-filled caves found in the world. Then move on to North Tomb, the tomb of the second Qing emperor, Hong Taiji, and his empress Xiaoduanwen Borjite.

Day 11 Shenyang Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Explore this city at leisure until being transferred to the airport to take your flight. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.