China Trip Planning

China DIY travel aims to assist DIY travellers in planning their trip to China. We are happy to share our knowledge and share our advice on logistics with the readers of “The Man in Seat 61”. This service is free and no purchase is necessary.

If you have a draft itinerary, let us make sure that you have the most optimal sequence.

If you are not sure, just tell us about you and your interests and we might improve your current plan or propose one fit for your situation.

Your basic information
Contact name:
E-mail (how we get back to you):
Expected number of passengers:
Age of passengers:

You do not need to answer all the following questions but the more information we have, the better our feedback.

Have you booked your international ticket yet?
Arriving in China on: Departing China on:
If unknown, then month of travel: Number of days:
Entering China where : Departing from where:
Additional remarks:

Planned itinerary (in any, otherwise leave blank):
City Number of days Moving to next city by (plane, train or bus?) Flight/train number
Others on your wish list: (character limit 2000)

Travel Style (Choose ALL that apply)
Always pick the most comfortable option
Prefer cheapest option even if suffering a bit
Prefer overnight train to save hotel cost
No overnight train
Prefer high-speed train
Will only fly
Active, busy and fast traveler
Slow traveler
Usually do tours
Experienced in traveling where English is not a common language
Worried about the language barrier when abroad

Additional comments or instructions:

Rate from 1 to 5 based on your preference, 1 meaning low interest and 5 being a high priority for you. Leaving a topic blank means no interest.
Historical buildings
People & Society
Modern buildings
City life
National parks
Old towns
Clubbing and bars
Martial arts
Foreign cultures
Mixing with locals
Others: (tell us more):
Any questions that you’d like us to address?