24 days in Yunnan Itinerary

24 days in Yunnan Itinerary

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Tengchong County
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Tengchong County
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kunming
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yuanmou County
— 1 night
Drive
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Kunming
— 3 nights
Train
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Shilin County
— 1 night
Drive
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Yuanyang County
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jianshui County
— 1 night
Drive
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Kunming
— 2 nights
Train
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Dali
— 1 night
Drive
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Jianchuan County
Drive
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Lijiang
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shangri-La County
— 3 nights
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Tengchong County

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Volcano Park, Tengchong, Dakong Mountain, Dagunguo Scenic Resort, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Volcano Park, Tengchong and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dakong Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geothermal Scenic Area and then take in the natural beauty of Dagunguo Scenic Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tengchong County day trip planning website.

Hong Kong to Tengchong County is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Tengchong County

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Kunming

— 3 nights

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
You've added Yunnan Provincial Museum, Huating Temple, Taihua Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Yunnan Nationalities Museum, make a trip to Yunnan Nationalities Village, explore the activities along Dian Lake (Dian Chi), stroll around Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park), then don't miss a visit to Kunming Dragon Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taihua Temple.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tengchong County to Kunming. In September, daily temperatures in Kunming can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Yuanmou County.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Yuanmou County

— 1 night
To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yuanmou County trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kunming to Yuanmou County by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Yuanmou County

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Kunming

— 3 nights

City of Eternal Spring

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dongchuan Red Land as well as Flowers and Birds Market of Kunming. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Flowers and Birds Market of Kunming, walk around Green Lake (Cui Hu), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yuantong Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kunming attractions planning tool.

Getting from Yuanmou County to Kunming by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Shilin County.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Shilin County

— 1 night
In the national park of autonomous Shilin County, World Heritage-listed karst stalagmites rise up in an imposing "stone forest." A small urban area primarily devotes itself to tourism these days, with buses of visitors arriving from Kunming each day.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Jiuxiang Scenic Region.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shilin County day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kunming to Shilin County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yuanyang County.

Things to do in Shilin County

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Yuanyang County

— 2 nights
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuanyang County online trip builder.

You can drive from Shilin County to Yuanyang County in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jianshui County.
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Jianshui County

— 1 night
On the 12th (Sun), Head underground at Swallow Cave and then steep yourself in history at Jianshui Ancient City.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jianshui County vacation maker tool.

Drive from Yuanyang County to Jianshui County in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Jianshui County

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Kunming

— 2 nights

City of Eternal Spring

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kunming trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jianshui County to Kunming takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Dali.

Things to do in Kunming

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Dali

— 1 night
Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
You've now added Zhoucheng Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Dali Ancient, make a trip to Xizhou Town, steep yourself in history at Zhoucheng Village, then admire the striking features of Dali Erhai Tianjing Temple, then explore the ancient world of Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate), and finally explore the activities along Three Pagodas reflection Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dali travel route app.

Getting from Kunming to Dali by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Jianchuan County.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Jianchuan County

Shibao Mountain has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shibao Mountain and then go for a walk through Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jianchuan County trip planner.

You can drive from Dali to Jianchuan County in 2.5 hours. September in Jianchuan County sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lijiang.

Things to do in Jianchuan County

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Lijiang

— 4 nights

Suzhou on the Plateau

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lijiang Impressions Show. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town of Lijiang - China and Shuhe Ancient Town. Get a sense of the local culture at Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Baisha Ancient Town. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, don't miss a visit to Mufu Palace, appreciate the history behind Sanyan Well, and go for a walk through Blue Moon Valley.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lijiang sightseeing website.

You can drive from Jianchuan County to Lijiang in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Shangri-La County

— 3 nights
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes White-Water Terraces (Baishuitai), Guishan Park, Dukezong Ancient Town, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumtsaling Monastery.

Plan my trip to Shangri-La County with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lijiang to Shangri-La County in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Yunnan travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Bodies of Water
One of the most diverse provinces in China, Yunnan offers a wide range of attractions, ranging from UNESCO-protected stone forest formations to ancient Tibetan monasteries. Sightseeing in Yunnan includes visits to picturesque old town zones--some of the best-preserved in China--as well as seeing some of the country's most elaborate pagodas. Yunnan’s intact nature--which sits relatively close to urban areas--as well as year-round, spring-like climate provides excellent hiking opportunities. You can hike in beautiful nature along well-maintained trails and see spectacular rice terraces, swim in one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in China, or visit a diverse range of ethnic villages. Buy some delicious local tea and try some exquisite rice noodles.