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7 days /6 nights in late July

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7 days /6 nights in late July

Hi there,

Would 7 days/ 6 nights be sufficient to tour Kunmung at a leisurely pace? Would we have time to squeeze in Lijaing or Shangrila? We are intending to travel in late July so what sort of weather or temperature should we be expecting ?

Thanks heaps.

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1. Re: 7 days /6 nights in late July

In late July you will have some sun and also some rain. The rain will be intermittent, but can be strong enough to interfere with outdoor activities. Do not plan a tight itinerary because you might have to make last minute changes due to weather. You might have to reschedule hikes, for example.

6 days/7 nights is enough time to visit Lijiang and Shangri-La quickly, using Kunming just as a transit point. Quite a few posts here about similar itineraries. Do a search and read some of those to get an idea of what has already been suggested.

Edited: 20 June 2014, 02:59
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2. Re: 7 days /6 nights in late July

I should add that in late July, there will still be lots of domestic tourists in all of Yunnan's popular spots because school is not in session. Families with children are taking advantage of the school holiday to travel together. This will make transport crowded and lodging more expensive.

Edited: 20 June 2014, 03:03
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3. Re: 7 days /6 nights in late July

Oh dear! Doesn't sound like a good time to visit! In any event, I would also like to visit. Kunming as well so what if I skip Shangrila and concentrate on Lijiang and Kunming during the 6 days? Is it better to fly to Likiang or to drive in?

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4. Re: 7 days /6 nights in late July

The major tourist destinations in Yunnan will all be busy at that time of year. Doesn't much matter how you organize the various itinerary points. You will just need to expect crowds and some bad weather. It can still be done.

Some of the travel agents who lurk here will soon be along to get you sorted out and reassured.

Edited: 20 June 2014, 12:33
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5. Re: 7 days /6 nights in late July

Late of July is one of the highest season in YunNan, KunMing ,LiJiang and shangri-la will full of tourists. also July,August,september,Octorber is the rain season,you may meet rain during the trip. it is better delay the travel to Middle of Octorber. if you only have time in late of July, you can make the reservation of car for travel and hotels around Dali ,LiJiang and Shangri-la, such as Shaxi,tiger leaping gorge etc.

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6. Re: 7 days /6 nights in late July

If you base yourself at a hotel like Anantara Xishuangbanna you will find it easy to explore numerous regional attractions and also include a tour to Lijaing or Shangrila.

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7. Re: 7 days /6 nights in late July

#6 -- >>"If you base yourself at a hotel like Anantara Xishuangbanna you will find it easy to explore numerous regional attractions and also include a tour to Lijaing or Shangrila."

That is really poor advice. Xishuangbanna is far away from Lijiang and Shangri-La.

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