A Travel Price Comparison for China Wuyuan vs. Dalian for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Wuyuan or Dalian?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Wuyuan and Dalian can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Wuyuan or Dalian?


Wuyuan, China is a small city in the Jiangxi Province in the south central area of the country. The city acts as a transport hub for the province, with many main bus routes running through it. Wuyuan also acts as the main thoroughfare when traveling to local remote villages in the area. It is best to know some Mandarin as this region does not see many non-Mandarin speaking tourists, which also means you should expect some very friendly attention!


Dalian, China is a very large peninsula city located in the southernmost part of the Liaoning Province in northeast China. The area has a wealth of history, with roots in Russian and Japanese rule, resulting in unique architecture and many universities that attract foreign students and teachers. Dalian is also known for their beautiful green spaces and relaxing beaches which juxtapose a lot of the more industrial cities found throughout other areas of northern China.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Shanghai, The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China.

Which place is cheaper, Dalian or Wuyuan?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Wuyuan is $57, while the average daily cost in Dalian is $103. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Wuyuan and Dalian in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Wuyuan $26
    Dalian $54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Wuyuan $52
    Dalian $108
Compare Hotels in Wuyuan and Dalian

Looking for a hotel in Wuyuan or Dalian? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Wuyuan

Hotels in Dalian

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Wuyuan $13
    Dalian $41

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dalian

Also for Dalian, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Chauffeur Service , to Dalian Transfer: $40
  • Private Departure Transfer: City Hotel to Any Guiyang Railway Station: $38
  • Dalian Private Arrival Transfer: Railway Station to City Hotel: $33
  • Dalian Private Departure Transfer:City Hotel to Railway Station: $32
  • Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Chauffeur Service , to Dalian Transfer: $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Wuyuan or Dalian?

Prices for flights to both Dalian and Wuyuan change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Wuyuan $20
    Dalian $27
Typical Food Prices in Wuyuan

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Wuyuan:

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  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Wuyuan $19
    Dalian $4.78

Tours and Activities in Dalian

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dalian.

  • Dalian City Private Day Tour in Your Way: $159

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Wuyuan $14
    Dalian $6.31

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Wuyuan and Dalian, we can see that Dalian is more expensive. And not only is Wuyuan much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Wuyuan would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Wuyuan and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Dalian would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dalian than you might in Wuyuan.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Wuyuan Expensive? and Is Dalian Expensive?.

When is the best time to visit Wuyuan or Dalian?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Wuyuan or Dalian in the Summer?

Both Dalian and Wuyuan are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Wuyuan is a little warmer than Dalian. Typically, the summer temperatures in Wuyuan in July average around 30°C (85°F), and Dalian averages at about 24°C (75°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dalian. It's quite rainy in Wuyuan. In July, Wuyuan usually receives around the same amount of rain as Dalian. Wuyuan gets 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 202 mm (8 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Wuyuan 30°C (85°F) 
    Dalian 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Dalian in the Autumn?

Both Dalian and Wuyuan during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In October, Wuyuan is generally a little warmer than Dalian. Daily temperatures in Wuyuan average around 20°C (68°F), and Dalian fluctuates around 15°C (58°F).

Wuyuan usually gets more rain in October than Dalian. Wuyuan gets 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Wuyuan 20°C (68°F) 
    Dalian 15°C (58°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Dalian in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Wuyuan and Dalian.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Dalian. Wuyuan is much warmer than Dalian in the winter. The daily temperature in Wuyuan averages around 6°C (43°F) in January, and Dalian fluctuates around -4°C (25°F).

In January, Wuyuan usually receives more rain than Dalian. Wuyuan gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Wuyuan 6°C (43°F) 
    Dalian -4°C (25°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Dalian in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Wuyuan as well as Dalian.

In the spring, Wuyuan is much warmer than Dalian. Typically, the spring temperatures in Wuyuan in April average around 18°C (64°F), and Dalian averages at about 11°C (51°F).

Wuyuan receives a lot of rain in the spring. Wuyuan usually gets more rain in April than Dalian. Wuyuan gets 238 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Wuyuan 18°C (64°F) 
    Dalian 11°C (51°F)

Typical Weather for Dalian and Wuyuan

Wuyuan Dalian
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) -4°C (25°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 8°C (46°F) 123 mm (4.9 in) -2°C (28°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 174 mm (6.8 in) 4°C (38°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 238 mm (9.4 in) 11°C (51°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
May 23°C (73°F) 257 mm (10.1 in) 17°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 270 mm (10.6 in) 21°C (69°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jul 30°C (85°F) 192 mm (7.6 in) 24°C (75°F) 202 mm (8 in)
Aug 30°C (85°F) 107 mm (4.2 in) 25°C (77°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Sep 26°C (78°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 21°C (70°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 15°C (58°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 7°C (44°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) -0°C (32°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)