As there are no non-stop flights bewteen Lijiang and Shanghai or Hong Kong, and we try to minimize hotel changes, is it advisable to plan for flight itinerary as follows?
Vancouver- Shanghai for the Expo.
Shanghai- Lijiang with connecting flight to Kunming but not stopping over. 2 nights in Lijiang.
Lijiang-Kunming. 2 Nights in Kunming
Kunming- Hong Kong for a few days
Hong Kong- Vancouver
Please also offer comments on the ease of connecting flight at the Kunming Airport to Lijiang.