9 days in Dali, Lijiang & Kunming Itinerary

9 days in Dali, Lijiang & Kunming Itinerary

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Dali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lijiang
— 3 nights
Train
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Kunming
— 2 nights

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Dali

— 3 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.
Dali is known for nature, classes, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Dali Ancient and delve into the lush surroundings at Erhai Lake.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dali trip itinerary builder tool.

Kunming to Dali is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lijiang.

Things to do in Dali

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Lijiang is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Moon Valley, and admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lijiang trip maker app.

You can drive from Dali to Lijiang in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Kunming.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Kunming

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): walk around Green Lake (Cui Hu), then browse the fresh offerings at Zhuanxin Wet Market, and then steep yourself in history at Kunming Golden Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kunming itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lijiang to Kunming in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kunming

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping