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How plan your entire Timor-Leste trip within 30 days with a limited budget

How plan your entire Timor-Leste trip within 30 days with a limited budget
How plan your entire Timor-Leste trip within 30 days with a limited budget

I’d be happy to help plan a 30-day trip to Timor-Leste (East Timor) on a budget! Timor-Leste is a lesser known destination, but with its unique culture, history and beautiful landscapes, it can be a great place to visit. However, please note that my knowledge of Timor-Leste’s tourism infrastructure, accommodations and budget options are limited.

Day 1-3: Arrive in Dili, check into budget accommodation (cost: around $20-30 per night)

  • Travel method: Fly into Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport, then take a taxi or bus to your hotel (cost: around $10-15 for a taxi or $2-3 for a bus)
  • Activities: Visit the Cristo Rei statue, Santa Cruz cemetery, and explore the city.

Day 4-6: Take a bus or car to Baucau

  • Travel method: Take a bus or rent a car from Dili to Baucau (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Baucau Market, Baucau Beach, and take a walk through the city.

Day 7-9: Take a bus or car to Lospalos

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Baucau to Lospalos (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Lospalos Market, Lospalos Beach, and take a walk through the city.

Day 10-12: Take a bus or car to Maubisse

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Lospalos to Maubisse (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Maubisse Market, Maubisse Beach, and take a walk through the city.

Day 13-15: Take a bus or car to Ainaro

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Maubisse to Ainaro (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Ainaro Market, Ainaro Beach, and take a walk through the city.

Day 16-18: Take a bus or car to Same

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Ainaro to Same (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Same Market, Same Beach, and take a walk through the city.

Day 19-21: Take a bus or car to Dili

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Same to Dili (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Dili Market, Dili Beach, and take a walk through the city.

Day 22-24: Take a bus or car to Atauro Island

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Dili to Atauro Island (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Atauro Island, Atauro Island Beach, and take a walk through the island.

Day 25-27: Take a bus or car to Ermera

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Atauro Island to Ermera (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Hatolia village, Ermera Market, and take a walk through the city.

Day 28-30: Return to Dili

  • Travel method: Take a bus or car from Ermera to Dili (cost: around $5-10 per person, or $30-40 for a car rental)
  • Activities: Visit the Museum of East Timorese Resistance, and do some last-minute shopping in Dili.

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 Tais Market, the Timor Leste Independence Museum, or the Cristo-Rei statue. 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 Timor-Leste can be cheaper by using local transportation such as buses and cars instead of flying. Additionally, Timor-Leste offers a variety of sites and activities to see and do, like visiting the Timor-Leste’s unique culture, history and beautiful landscapes. It is important to research and budget for these extra expenses before your trip. In addition, be aware that Timor-Leste infrastructure and tourism is still developing, so please be prepared for a more rustic experience.

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