10 days in Chengdu, Songpan County & Leshan Itinerary

10 days in Chengdu, Songpan County & Leshan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tehran
Fly:  21 h
1
Chengdu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Songpan County
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h
3
Leshan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Tehran

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qingcheng, get to know the fascinating history of Jinli Pedestrian Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chengdu travel website.

Tehran, Iran to Chengdu is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of subway, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 4.5 hours. When traveling from Tehran in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chengdu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
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Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum

4
nights
Songpan County

Songpan County ©
Though the area remains largely rural and the economy mostly geared towards agriculture, tourism in Songpan County has begun to develop, with a host of scenic areas and cultural sites to explore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huanglong Valley and Dagu Glacier. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Huanglong Scenic Valley, cruise along Chuanzhusi, see the interesting displays at SongPan LiShi WenHua ZhanLanGuan, and stroll through Songpan horse trek.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Songpan County tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Songpan County in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Leshan.

Things to do in Songpan County

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dagu Glacier
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Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Zhaga Waterfall ©
Zhaga Waterfall

1
night
Leshan

Leshan ©
The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wuyou Temple, take in the views from Leshan Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lingyun Temple, then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), and finally see the interesting displays at Han Dynasty Cliff Tombs Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Leshan trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Songpan County to Leshan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leshan

Historic Sites Museums
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Wuyou Temple ©
Wuyou Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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