15 days in Sichuan Itinerary

15 days in Sichuan Itinerary

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15 days in Sichuan Itinerary

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 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qingcheng.

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

Sydney, Australia to Chengdu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Chengdu due to the time zone difference. In May, Chengdu is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
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Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng
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.
When in Emeishan, make a side trip to see Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) in Leshan, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Emei Mountain, have some family-friendly fun at E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wannian Temple, and explore the ancient world of Baoguo Temple.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Emeishan trip planner .

You can drive from Chengdu to Emeishan in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 Nature Parks

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.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Zhaga Waterfall and then stroll through Huanglong Scenic Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Huanglong Valley.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Songpan County trip itinerary builder site .

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 Historic Sites
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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, nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jiuzailing Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, and make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Songpan County to Jiuzhaigou County takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

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