Start your week-long trip to Du Fu Thatched Cottage by arriving in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province. After checking into your hotel, take some time to explore the city and indulge in its famous cuisine, such as spicy hotpot and Sichuan-style dumplings. Visit attractions like Jinli Ancient Street and Wuhou Memorial Temple to get a taste of Chengdu's rich history and culture.