13 days in Sichuan Itinerary

13 days in Sichuan Itinerary

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13 days in Sichuan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Emeishan
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
2
Songpan County
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Chengdu
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
When in Emeishan, make a side trip to see Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) in Leshan, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Emei Mountain, have some family-friendly fun at E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Emeishan road trip planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Emeishan is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort ©
E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Erdaohai Lakes Scienc Spot and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Huanglong Scenic Valley.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Songpan County online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Emeishan to Songpan County takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Songpan County

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Jiuzhaigou County is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, admire the sheer force of Nuorilang Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center, and explore the activities along Grass Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County online sightseeing planner .

Take a bus from Songpan County to Jiuzhaigou County in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

5
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.
When in Chengdu, make a side trip to see Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), don't miss a visit to Tianfu Square, get to know the fascinating history of Jinli Pedestrian Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chengdu vacation planner .

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Dujiangyan Irrigation System
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Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System