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Ideas For Autumn Trips

by Huw Owen

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Yunnan

Lijang Street FoodAutumn is a great time of year to be visiting China's Yunnan province. Skies should be clear and relatively free of rain, with pleasant temperatures, getting a little cooler the higher up you go. The main draws are Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la, but we strongly suggest trying to fit in some of the lesser visited, often charming places such as Shaxi, where local colour and traditions are still very much in evidence.

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To make the most of Yunnan province, get in touch with our tour operators in China, or take a look at the destination pages.

Sapa

Sapa ValleySapa, in Vietnam's northern reaches, is a tricky place to get right. Many visitors want to see it in winter, but it is best between about mid-September and the end of October, and from early March to late April. Come here for incredible mountain views, seldom-visited hilltribe villages and the romance of being above the clouds. A good starting itinerary might take in Sapa and Hanoi, plus the incredible temple complex at Angkor in Cambodia.

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To make the most of Sapa, get in touch with our tour operators in Vietnam, or take a look at the destination pages.

Samarkand

SamarkandUzbekistan is particularly good in autumn. The skies are usually clear, sunny and warm - but not hot. Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are the main draws here. The city of Samarkand is one of the most evocative names in travel, bringing to mind the empire of Tamerlane and the explorers and spies of The Great Game.

Make it happen

To make the most of Samarkand, get in touch with our tour operators in Uzbekistan, or take a look at the destination pages.

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