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How plan your entire China trip within 30 days with a limited budget

How plan your entire China trip within 30 days with a limited budget
How plan your entire China trip within 30 days with a limited budget

I’d be happy to help plan a 30-day trip to China on a budget! Here’s a sample itinerary:

Day 1-3: Arrive in Beijing, check into budget accommodation (cost: around $25-30 per night)

  • Travel method: Fly into Beijing Capital International Airport, then take a taxi or subway to your hotel (cost: around $20-25 for a taxi, or $3-5 for the subway)
  • Activities: Visit the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and explore the city.

Day 4-6: Take a train to Xi’an

  • Travel method: Take a high-speed train from Beijing to Xi’an (cost: around $50-60 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, and take a bike ride along the wall.

Day 7-9: Take a train to Guilin

  • Travel method: Take a high-speed train from Xi’an to Guilin (cost: around $50-60 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, and take a boat trip on the Li River.

Day 10-12: Take a train to Yangshuo

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Guilin to Yangshuo (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the West Street, Moon Hill, and take a bamboo raft trip on the Yulong River.

Day 13-15: Take a train to Hong Kong

  • Travel method: Take a high-speed train from Yangshuo to Hong Kong (cost: around $50-60 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Victoria Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and take a boat trip on the Victoria Harbour.

Day 16-18: Take a train to Shenzhen

  • Travel method: Take a train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen (cost: around $ 20-25 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the OCT East, Window of the World and take a visit to the theme park.

Day 19-21: Take a train to Guangzhou

  • Travel method: Take a high-speed train from Shenzhen to Guangzhou (cost: around $50-60 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Canton Tower, Chen Clan Academy, and take a boat trip on the Pearl River.

Day 22-24: Take a train to Wuhan

  • Travel method: Take a high-speed train from Guangzhou to Wuhan (cost: around $50-60 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Yellow Crane Tower, East Lake, and take a boat trip on the East Lake.

Day 25-27: Take a train to Shanghai

  • Travel method: Take a high-speed train from Wuhan to Shanghai (cost: around $50-60 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, and take a boat trip on the Huangpu River.

Day 28-30: Return to Beijing

  • Travel method: Take a high-speed train from Shanghai to Beijing (cost: around $50-60 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Beihai Park, Jingshan Park, and do some last-minute shopping.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and can be adjusted to your preferences. Prices and activities may vary depending on the season, please check the current situation before planning your trip. Also, please note that the cost of accommodation, food, and other personal expenses are not included in this budget. Some additional activities you could consider are visiting the Beijing Zoo, the Summer Palace or taking a Chinese cooking class. It’s important to book accommodations and transportation ahead of time as it can save you money and also make sure you have a place to stay. Also, It is important to note that getting around China can be cheaper by using local transportation such as buses and trains instead of flying.

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