15 days in Sichuan Itinerary

15 days in Sichuan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Chengdu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Emeishan
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
3
Songpan County
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Chengdu to Dujiangyan to see Dujiangyan Irrigation System about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Jinli Pedestrian Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Chengdu online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Chengdu is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Chengdu. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Chengdu hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
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Jinli Pedestrian Street
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

3
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.
Take a break from Emeishan with a short trip to Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) in Leshan, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain, have some family-friendly fun at E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple, and delve into the distant past at Baoguo Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Emeishan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chengdu to Emeishan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort ©
E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Zhaga Waterfall and then get to know the fascinating history of Huanglong Scenic Valley. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Huanglong Valley.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Songpan County trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Emeishan to Songpan County in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Songpan County

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Zhaga Waterfall ©
Zhaga Waterfall

4
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jiuzailing Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County road trip website.

You can take a bus from Songpan County to Jiuzhaigou County in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center