8 days in Yunnan Itinerary

8 days in Yunnan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Shilin County
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Kunming
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Jinghong
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Lijiang
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Jianfengchi (Sword Peak Pond), then explore the striking landscape at Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Small Stone Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shilin County itinerary website.

Singapore, Singapore to Shilin County is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, Shilin County is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Shilin County

Nature Parks
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Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park ©
Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park
Small Stone Forest ©
Small Stone Forest

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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yunnan Wildlife Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake (Cui Hu).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kunming trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Shilin County to Kunming takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kunming sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Jinghong.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Green Lake (Cui Hu) ©
Green Lake (Cui Hu)

1
night
Jinghong

Jinghong ©
Jinghong has become a popular stopover for backpackers and domestic holidaymakers drawn to the area's landscape and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Peacock Garden, Sipsongpanna, identify plant and animal life at Xishuangbanna, and then make a splash at Xishuangbanna Wanda Theme Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Jinghong vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Kunming to Jinghong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Jinghong

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Xishuangbanna ©
Xishuangbanna

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 Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County) and Yulong County (LuoKe JiuJu ChenLieGuan, Lijiang Spruce Plain, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, take in the pleasant sights at Blue Moon Valley, don't miss a visit to Mufu Palace, and wander the streets of Ancient City Zhongyi Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lijiang online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Jinghong to Lijiang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Lijiang can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yulong County, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Lijiang Spruce Plain ©
Lijiang Spruce Plain

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