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I am currently planning a 2 month trip through China, and I wanted to know what are the best online options to plan a trip.

First off : I am really looking for an alternative to a spreadsheet. Something very versatile where I can keep my ideas organized more than a web site like tripit.

What I am expecting from such a website is:

  • Adding locations (cities) and a optional a date at which I am expecting to be there.
  • Adding place to see, attractions, things to do at each of theses locations.

Nice to have features would be:

  • Giving me options of the transportation methods between my location
  • Giving me options of place to stay at theses places.

What are my options?

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Transportation methods between places is hard to find, especially outside of Europe/USA. China is really hard, as is Central Asia. It's often easier on the ground, however, Lonely Planet forums is often the next best bet. Or here, of course ;) –  Mark Mayo Aug 1 '11 at 10:11
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That is why I list it as a nice to have. I am really looking for an alternative to a spreadsheet. –  Damien Aug 1 '11 at 14:37
    
Would this question be more suited to webapps.stackexchange.com ? –  hippietrail Aug 4 '11 at 6:37
    
how about something like evernote.com? (here is one example blog.evernote.com/2011/07/07/…) –  Vitalik Aug 5 '11 at 12:55
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I plan my trip with a custom map in My Places by Google Maps. You can save your personal point of interest (your booked hotels, restaurants & attractions) and access it from every device.

To find place to stay, I would recommend Airbnb, TripAdvisor or Room77.

For transportation, There is Waytogo or Kayak

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You could try TripIt.

TripIt allows you to create your own travel-agent like itinerary by forwarding booking confirmations to an email address or entering things manually.

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http://duffelup.com/ is my favorite for planning trips. It has an iPhone app as well.

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Ross, can you explain a little more about what makes duffelup compelling? Their website is pretty sparse. –  Andrew Ferrier Sep 19 '13 at 9:55
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