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Help with three weeks in China

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Hi all - please comment on our three week trip to China. All dates in Sept 2012.

Nothing at all booked yet, so open to any changes.

We're a couple (him 30, her 29) who tend to take one month-long trip each year. Previous trips were to India, Brazil/Argentina, Middle East, Russia, US, and Thailand/Laos/Cambodia.

This is our first trip to China, and a bit of a last hurrah before we curtail our travel for a few years to (hopefully) start a family.

Like to travel fast-paced, enjoy food, different cultures, amazing scenery, historical sights. Not into museums (unless unmissable) or shopping.

Dollar figures quoted are from initial research today, and are in Australian dollars (1AU$ = 1.05 US$)

Here's our initial plan -

Fri 7 - Leave Sydney at 8pm, arrive next day at 5.50am
Sat 8 - Beijing
Sun 9 - Beijing
Mon 10 - Beijing
Tues 11 - Beijing, overnight train to Pingyao
Wed 12 - Pingyao
Thur 13 - Pingyao, overnight train to Xian
Fri 14 - Xian
Sat 15 - Xian
Sun16 - Xian/Chendu (leave on 2.25pm flight to Chengdu, arrive 3.45pm - $113pp)
Mon 17 - Chengdu
Tues 18 - Chengdu/Lijiang (leave on 10pm flight, arrive 11.15pm - $72pp)
Wed 19 - Lijiang
Thur 20 - Lijiang
Fri 21 - Lijiang - Dali (3 hr bus)
Sat 22 - Dali
Sun 23 - Dali, overnight train to Kunming
Mon 24 - Kunming/Yangshuo (leave 5.10pm flight to Guilin, arrive 6.35pm - $155pp - head strainght to Yangshuo)
Tues 25 - Yangshuo
Wed 26 - Yangshuo
Thur 27 - Yangshuo
Fri 28 - Guilin/Hong Kong (leave 4pm flight, arrive 5.20pm - $170pp)
Sat 29 - Hong Kong
Sun 30 - Hong Kong. Leave flight to Sydney at 7.20pm
Mon 1 - Arrive Sydney 6.35am

Any comments or suggestions to improve gratefully recieved.

We've reluctently cut-out Shanghai, water towns, Yangzte River and Macau - anyone want to persuade me to add them back in at the expense of somewhere else?

Many thanks

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