25 days in Yunnan Itinerary

25 days in Yunnan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yunnan trip planner

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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
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yuanmou County
— 1 night
Drive
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Kunming
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jianshui County
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yuanyang County
— 1 night
Drive
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Kunming
— 1 night
Train
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Dali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lijiang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shangri-La County
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tengchong County

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Geothermal Scenic Area, Volcano Park, Tengchong, Tengchong Volcano Group, and other attractions. On the 1st (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Volcano National Geological Park, then get impressive views of Tengchong Volcano Group, then explore the striking landscape at Volcano Park, Tengchong, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geothermal Scenic Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tengchong County trip itinerary builder tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Tengchong County

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

Kunming

— 6 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jiuxiang Scenic Region, Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Huating Temple, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si) and Kunming Golden Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Maotianshan National Geopark and Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park). Get out of town with these interesting Kunming side-trips: Chengjiang County (Fuxian Lake & Luchong Scenic Resort) and Lufeng Dinosaur Valley (in Lufeng County). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Yunnan Nationalities Museum, make a trip to Yunnan Nationalities Village, explore the activities along Dian Lake (Dian Chi), and walk around Daguan Yuan Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kunming tour builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tengchong County to Kunming. In September in Kunming, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yuanmou County.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

Yuanmou County

— 1 night
On the 8th (Wed), walk around Yuanmou Earth and Forest Scenic Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuanmou County tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Kunming to Yuanmou County in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Yuanmou County

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Kunming

— 3 nights

City of Eternal Spring

You've now added Dongchuan Red Land to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Kunming World Expo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kunming trip website.

You can drive from Yuanmou County to Kunming in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Jianshui County on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Kunming

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Jianshui County

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Double Dragons Brige. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Swallow Cave and then contemplate the long history of Jianshui Ancient City.

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

You can drive from Kunming to Jianshui County in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yuanyang County.

Things to do in Jianshui County

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Yuanyang County

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Yuanyang Rice Terraces.

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Traveling by car from Jianshui County to Yuanyang County takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Kunming.
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Kunming

— 1 night

City of Eternal Spring

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kunming tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yuanyang County to Kunming takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Dali.

Things to do in Kunming

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

Dali

— 2 nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Dali Ancient, appreciate the extensive heritage of Four Scenic Resorts of Dali, delve into the distant past at Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate), contemplate the waterfront views at Three Pagodas reflection Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dali Catholic Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort.

You can plan Dali trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Kunming to Dali by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lijiang.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Lijiang

— 3 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, make a trip to Mufu Palace, don't miss a visit to Yuhe Square, then make a trip to Sanyan Well, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, and finally contemplate the long history of Baisha Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lijiang tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Dali to Lijiang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Lijiang sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) 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 18 — 21:

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 list of things to see and do now includes Yila Grassland, Dukezong Ancient Town, Guishan Park, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumtsaling Monastery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shangri-La County day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lijiang to Shangri-La County takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

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.