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?

  • 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
    Commented Aug 1, 2011 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
    Commented Aug 1, 2011 at 14:37
  • Would this question be more suited to webapps.stackexchange.com ? Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 6:37
  • how about something like evernote.com? (here is one example blog.evernote.com/2011/07/07/…)
    – Vitalik
    Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 12:55

2 Answers 2


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.


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

  • Excellent. I just love having a map and the ability to share the whole thing.
    – ZygD
    Commented Jul 31, 2016 at 11:17

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