50 days in Sichuan Itinerary

50 days in Sichuan Itinerary

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50 days in Sichuan Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Guang'an
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Jiuzhaigou County
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Songpan County
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h
4
Emeishan
— 7 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h
5
Daocheng County
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Kangding County
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Danba County
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Xiaojin County
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Wenchuan County
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Chengdu
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

10
nights
Guang'an

Guang'an ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guang'an: Huayingshan Guerrillas Memorial Museum (in Huaying), Tongnan County (Tongnan Former Residence of Yang Angong & Tongnan Big Buddha Temple) and Qiandao Honghu Lake (in Linshui County).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Guang'an online trip itinerary maker .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Guang'an is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Guang'an, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, things will get colder in Guang'an: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Guang'an

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nanchong, Wusheng County, Tongnan County, Fengdu County, Tongliang County
Find places to stay Nov 21 — Dec 1:
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Former Residence of Deng Xiaoping ©
Former Residence of Deng Xiaoping

7
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, nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, steep yourself in history at Jiuzailing Temple, admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, and explore the activities along Shuanglong Lake.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guang'an to Jiuzhaigou County. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 8:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

3
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.
Songpan County is known for historic sites, nature, trails, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Huanglong Scenic Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuanzhu Temple, explore the activities along Erdaohai Lakes Scienc Spot, and look for all kinds of wild species at Xueshanliang Ridge.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Songpan County trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Jiuzhaigou County to Songpan County in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Songpan County

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Zhaga Waterfall ©
Zhaga Waterfall

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Emeishan side-trips: Ya'an (Shangli Ancient Town, Ya'an Bifeng Canyon, & more), Mt. Wawu Forest Park (Reopen at Oct 1th 2015) (in Hongya County) and Leshan (Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Leshan Bridge, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Emei Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuxian Temple, have fun at E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort, and don't miss a visit to Heilongjiang Plank Road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Emeishan online journey planner .

Getting from Songpan County to Emeishan by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Daocheng County.

Things to do in Emeishan

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ya'an, Leshan, Mt. Wawu Forest Park (Reopen at Oct 1th 2015)
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 18:
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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Wannian Temple ©
Wannian Temple

2
nights
Daocheng County

Daocheng County ©
Daocheng County or Dapba in Tibetan, historically Daoba, is a county of western Sichuan Province, China, located in the eastern Hengduan Mountains. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Daocheng Three Holy Mountain, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Aden Scenic Area, and then explore the ancient world of Chonggu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bang River and Sela Scenic Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hell Canyon of Kasi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Langjiling Temple of Gongga.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Daocheng County trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Emeishan to Daocheng County in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangding County.

Things to do in Daocheng County

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Aden Scenic Area ©
Aden Scenic Area

3
nights
Kangding County

Kangding County ©
Kangding or Dardo was a county in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in western Sichuan Province, China. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kangding County: Luding County (Hailuo Valley & Hailuogou Scenic Resort). There's still lots to do: have fun at Mugecuo Scenic Resort, identify plant and animal life at Gongga Mountain, make a trip to Xinduqiao Town, and have some family-friendly fun at Tagong Grassland.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kangding County online attractions planner .

You can drive from Daocheng County to Kangding County in 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Danba County.

Things to do in Kangding County

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Luding County
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Tagong Grassland ©
Tagong Grassland
Hailuo Valley ©
Hailuo Valley
Tagong Temple (Lhagang Monastery) ©
Tagong Temple (Lhagang Monastery)

2
nights
Danba County

Danba County
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Zhonglu Tibetan Fortress Viilage, admire the landmark architecture of Jiaju Tibetan Village, and then delve into the distant past at Danba Ancient Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Suopo Ancient Bunker and then stroll through Natural Bonsai of Danba East Valley.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Danba County tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kangding County to Danba County in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Xiaojin County.

Things to do in Danba County

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

3
nights
Xiaojin County

Xiaojin County
Xiaojin County is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Siguniang, identify plant and animal life at Mt. Siguniang Nature Reserve, appreciate the views at Shuangqiao Valley, and take in the history at Changping Valley.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Xiaojin County attractions app .

Traveling by car from Danba County to Xiaojin County takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wenchuan County.

Things to do in Xiaojin County

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

2
nights
Wenchuan County

Wenchuan County
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to 2008 Earthquake Memorial Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Shuimo Ancient Town and then identify plant and animal life at China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wenchuan County trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Xiaojin County to Wenchuan County in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Wenchuan County

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dujiangyan (Anlan Bridge, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, & more) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qingcheng, take an in-depth tour of Du Fu Cottage, and make a trip to Jinli Pedestrian Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chengdu vacation builder site .

You can drive from Wenchuan County to Chengdu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 8:
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Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Kuanzhai Alley ©
Kuanzhai Alley

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