16 days in Yunnan Itinerary

16 days in Yunnan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yunnan trip planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Shangri-La County
— 3 nights
2
Lijiang
— 3 nights
3
Dali
— 3 nights
4
Shilin County
— 1 night
5
Kunming
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

3
nights
Shangri-La County

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Shangri-La County is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumtsaling Monastery, get great views at Shika Snow Mountains, and see the interesting displays at SongZan LinSi ZangBao ZhanLanGuan.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shangri-La County trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Shangri-La County is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Shangri-La County. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Religious Site
Sumtsaling Monastery
4.2

3
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang

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.
Step out of Lijiang to go to Yulong County and see Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, pause for some photo ops at Sanyan Well, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Moon Valley, and ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park.

Plan trip to Lijiang with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Shangri-La County to Lijiang takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dali.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
©
World heritage site
Black Dragon Pond Park
3.5

3
nights
Dali

Dali ©
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.
Dali is known for nature, classes, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Dali Ancient, explore the activities along Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dali Erhai Tianjing Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dali Catholic Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dali online tour planner.

Getting from Lijiang to Dali by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Shilin County.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your trip
©
Neighborhood
Dali Ancient
3.8

1
night
Shilin County

Shilin County ©
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 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Small Stone Forest, explore the striking landscape at Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Stone Forest.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Shilin County holiday site.

You can take a train from Dali to Shilin County in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in Shilin County sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kunming.

Things to do in Shilin County

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
©
Scenic Walking Area
Stone Forest
4.3
©
Geologic Formation
Small Stone Forest
3.7

4
nights
Kunming

Kunming ©

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.
Kunming is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Green Lake (Cui Hu), make a trip to Kunming Dragon Gate, contemplate the long history of Yuantong Temple, and learn about all things military at Military School.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kunming route builder.

Take a train from Shilin County to Kunming in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kunming can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kunming

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
Highlights from your trip