Xi’an attractions by days

Day 1 highlights

  1. Shaanxi History Museum (2.5 hours recommended time for a visit)
  2. Big Wild Goose Pagoda (1-2 hours)
  3. Bell Tower and Drum Tower (1.5-2 hours for both)
  4. Great Mosque of Xi’an (1 hour)
  5. Muslim Quarter (2-3 hours)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses: 8-10.5 hours
Visit Xi’an Day 1 for more details.

Day 2 highlights

  1. Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses (at least 4 hours recommended time for a visit)
  2. Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum (less than 1 hour)
  3. Muslim Quarter (in the evening)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses and transportation: 5-7 hours
Visit Xi’an Day 2 for more details.

Day 3 highlights

  1. Xi’an City Wall (3-4 hours recommended time for a visit)
  2. Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Han Yang Ling Museum) (2 hours)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses and transportation: 5-6 hours
Visit Xi’an Day 3 for more details.

If you have only…
If you don’t have full three days for Xi’an, check out If you have only… page for our sightseeing suggestions for less than three days.