What is the best possible way to travel from Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou-Daocheng-Yading? Could anyone suggest an itinerary for this trip? I have only 14 days. And, after Yading, is it advisable to backtrack to Chengdu or proceed to Kunming and fly back to S'pore?
site seeing cost 2-3days in Jiuzhaigou.
I am not sure if the airport in Jiuzhaigou is ready to use now.
daocheng and yading in in YunNan, closer to Kunming than Chengdu.
you can take a bus between chengdu and daocheng (18hrs!) which is pretty cheap, around GBP12. haven't heard of Jiuzhaigou sorry. from daocheng to yading it's easy to hire a small van if you're in a group of 4 to reduce cost. takes about 2-3 hours through beautiful landscape. i think a bus may run but not 100% certain. if you have extra time you might consider visiting zhongdian and the tiger leaping gorge and then onto lijiang. factor in 4-5 days for the extra destinations. long distances involved between daocheng and zhongdian. yading is beautiful and well worth a visit. unfortunately the accom is pretty terrible and area is littered badly. once on the path up to the mountains it is very clean. be careful of altitude!!! check out my photo gallery, happy travels
should also mention you can take a bus from lijiang to kunming (8-9 hrs) or catch a flight from lijiang to kunming.