I'll be going to China in the beginning of next month. I arrive to Beijing and leave China from Hong Kong three weeks later.
I was planning visiting Beijin, Xi'an, fly south to visit a few cities of the Yunnan Province and then head east to Hong Kong. Is this a good plan?
Any other suggested inland itinerary?
Thank you so much for your help.
How much time do you have in Yunnan? Lijiang is a must see in Yunnan. You might want to consider staying in Lijiang for at least 3 days and Kunming for 3 days. If you're in Kunming, plan a day trip to the Stone Forest and the Jiuxiang caves.
While you're in Xian, it will take a day to go to Li Shan, Qin Shihuang's Tomb and the Terracotta Warriors. Spend another day in the cities and visit the history museum, muslim quarter, the pagodas, beilin musuem and wander around the walls. If you have time, take a day trip to Huashan and go halfway up the mountain, it's really worth it.
Yunnan is a beautiful province and you'll definitely want to stay there longer! If you have time, you should go to all of Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, Zhongdian, Lugu Lake, and Xishuangbanna.
How long will you be staying in HK?
Feel free to ask me any questions!
[ Edit: Edited at Jul 14, 2006 10:43 AM by jza80 ]
I agree with the last poster that you should give as much time to Yunnan as you can. Lijaing, Dali and Tiger Leaping Gorge are all fantastic and shouldn't be missed if you are in the area. As well, Yangshuo near Guilin is absolutly fantastic and one of my all time favorite destinations. Don't miss it.