Enter China, and deal with the related procedures at border. Drive to Mengla for other process and/ or stay overnight.
Finish the rest procedures at Mengla and then drive to Jinghong for around 2hrs. Then you can travel in around Jinghong, or keep going to next destination. Options around in Jinghong: Ganlanba Dai village, Menglun Tropical Botanic Garden etc.
Drive from Jinghong to Zhenyuan for around 6-7 hours; enjoy the wonderful landscapes and ethnic culture on the road.
It is a bit tired but beautiful driving day. The roads is winding through mountains, villages, fields, tea gardens etc. it makes us be carefree and happy when drive on the road among natural green mountains and fields.
About 6-7 hours driving on today.
For many travelers, Dali town is much more original and less of commercial atmosphere than Lijiang ancient town. So you can enjoy one day in Dali, if time not permit, you can also cancel it during your trip. The Lake surrounding Dali is called Er’hai Lake, which is the seventh-biggest freshwater lake in China.
We suggest driving through county road and mountain road then you can enjoy the wonderful viewing and experience on road. Shaxi is a lovely local and original village you can pass by. Then get to Lijiang for staying.
About 6-7 hours driving on today.
We drive from Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge for around 2 hours of single way; and have a 2-3 hours trekking there. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world. You will be surprised by the grand and beautiful gorge. After trekking drive back to Lijiang in the afternoon. Then free time for you in Lijiang ancient town.
We drive on highway from Lijiang via Dali to Kunming. It’s a bit tough today of around 8 hours driving on road.
Today we will cross to Guizhou province from Yunnan province. Guizhou lives more different ethnic people like Miao and Yi people and other above on 40. We will via Stone forest and can visit on the road if you’re interested in. Stay overnight in Xingyi.
Drive start in the morning, about 180kms national road of good road condition from Xingyi to Anshun. And you can detour for the Huangguoshu Waterfall nearby Anshun, the largest waterfall in China.
about 300kms on highway and then visit the Huangguoshu Waterfall near by Anshun, And then we drive to Xingyi, Xingyi’s Karst landscape of large scale is very beautiful.
Drive from Kaili to Chonqqing via Guiyang. Driving on highway and for around 7-8 hours today; for lunch you can drive out of highway to a small city, then go on drive on highway. The view of hills fill up your two sides is good. Especially with a good weather.
From Chongqing to Suining is highway of around 1.5 -2 hours. From Suining to Langzhong is national road G212 with good condition for around 2-3 hours; after arrival you have free time to experience in this ancient town. It’s the southeast area near/of Sichuan, with mountains and farms beside your side when drive on road.
Option: you can also drive through Chengdu city by spend one more night there.
From Langzhong to Guangyuan is national road with good condition and drive around 2 hours. And drive from Guangyuan to Xi’an to is around 7.5 hours, it’s almost highway, except the road near Ningqiang宁强, just around 15KM is under construction.
It’s a tired driving day today.
Free relax and visiting in Xi’an today. Xi’an has been the capital of China in over 10 dynasties, and you can see history everywhere. The options: the hundred years old city wall, drum tower, bell tower, and the Chinese History museum (one of the best 3 in China) etc. but you might not finish all in one day .
In the morning drive to Terra-Cottas Warriors from Xi’an city about 1.5 hours of 70km. Visit Terra-Cottas Warriors after arrival. Stay overnight in Terra-Cottas Warriors or back to Xi’an city.
Day 15 Terra-Cottas Warriors – Pingyao 500km 1340m
Drive to Pingyao from morning on highway G5; Around 500KM for about 7 hours driving.
Relax sleep after, you can walk around in this charming ancient town. It’s a place definitely worth to relax there. Till to late afternoon, drive to Taiyuan city in 2hrs for stay overnight and ready for next day.
Get up earlier, drive to Hunyuan by highway and provincial road for around 4-5 hours. After arrival, have lunch and visit the Hanging Temple, which is a miracle in ancient Chinese construction, the whole temple was built on the mountain cliffs. Then go on driving to Datong in 2 hours.
It will be a tightly day today; you’d better control the time exactly.
Visit the Datong Grottos in the early morning (it’s open at 8:30am). Spend around 2-3 hours for visiting; then drive to Wulanchabu in the afternoon. Stay overnight in Wulanchabu.
Drive to Erehot, relax and prepare for exit processing on the next day.
Deal with and finish the process, then exit from China to Mongolia.
All information of this journey on above is based on our knowledge and experiences. For the correctness and completeness cannot be 100% guaranteed.
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