6 days in Kunming & Lijiang Itinerary

6 days in Kunming & Lijiang Itinerary

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6 days in Kunming & Lijiang Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kunming
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lijiang
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Kunming

Kunming ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Yunnan Nationalities Village and then explore the activities along Green Lake (Cui Hu).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kunming road trip website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kunming is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get cooler in Kunming: highs are around 20°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks Nature
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Green Lake (Cui Hu) ©
Green Lake (Cui Hu)
Yunnan Nationalities Village ©
Yunnan Nationalities Village

4
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang
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.
Explore Lijiang's surroundings by going to Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain (in Yulong County) and Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China, deepen your understanding at Mandarin Garden Lijiang Center, stroll through Black Dragon Pond Park, and head outdoors with Blue Moon Valley.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lijiang holiday app .

Getting from Kunming to Lijiang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town

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