I will be in China for 20 full days between mid December and early January. Even though the time of year is not ideal, I want to go to Shanghai for 4-5 days. That would leave 15-16 days for Sichuan and Yunnan province and maybe a short trip to Xiamen. I mainly chose Xiamen/Yunnan/Sichuan because of the milder climate.
- Can you recommend places in Yunnan and Sichuan to see that would fit in the timeframe?
- Is a short trip to Xiamen worth it or should I rather spend more time in Yunnan/Sichuan? Flights seem to be cheap.
- How would one travel in between bigger and smaller places in both Yunnan and Sichuan? Is it easy and somewhat quick to go between for example Xishuangbanna/Kunming/Dali/Liliang? Is there an extensive train network?
Thank you for your thoughts!