60 days in Guangdong, Fujian & Hong Kong Itinerary

60 days in Guangdong, Fujian & Hong Kong Itinerary

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60 days in Guangdong, Fujian & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Guangzhou
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Jiangmen
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Conghua
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Renhua County
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Liancheng County
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Sanming
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Wuyi Shan
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Xiamen
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Quanzhou
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Hong Kong
— 11 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Charlotte


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8
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple) and Sacred Heart Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shamian Island and Bruce Lee Ancestral Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Guangzhou: Sea Turtle Reserve Area (in Huidong County), Foshan (The Foshan Folk Art Researche Institute & Bruce Lee Park) and Shenzhen (Shekou Sea World & Futian Nature Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Baiyun Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Huangpu Ancient Village Museum, see the interesting displays at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum, and snap pictures at Liede Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Guangzhou trip itinerary tool .

Charlotte, USA to Guangzhou is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Guangzhou, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Guangzhou is somewhat warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jiangmen.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Foshan, Shenzhen, Sea Turtle Reserve Area, Huangqi Mountain
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Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Baiyun Mountain ©
Baiyun Mountain

5
nights
Jiangmen

Jiangmen ©
Jiangmen, formerly romanized in Cantonese as Kongmoon, is a prefecture-level city in Guangdong Province in southern China. Visit Guo'en Temple and Jinjiangli Village for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Kaiping Diaolou and Villages and Jiangmen Zili Village Watch Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Jiangmen: Zhongshan (Sanxiang Quanlin Tourist Resort, Chung Shan Hot Spring Golf Club, & more). The adventure continues: walk around Baishuidai Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cha'an Temple.

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Traveling by car from Guangzhou to Jiangmen takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Conghua.

Things to do in Jiangmen

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zhongshan, Kaiping, Guo'en Temple
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Guo'en Temple ©
Guo'en Temple
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages ©
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
Baishuidai Park ©
Baishuidai Park

5
nights
Conghua

Conghua ©
Get outdoors at Mt. Yunji Nature Reserve and Cave Fairland. Get some cultural insight at Luofu Mountain and Huashou Temple. Take a break from Conghua with a short trip to Luofu Mountain Huanglong Taoist Temple in Boluo County, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Shimen National Forest Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Conghua visit planner.

You can drive from Jiangmen to Conghua in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Renhua County.

Things to do in Conghua

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boluo County, Cave Fairland, Mt. Yunji Nature Reserve
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Luofu Mountain ©
Luofu Mountain

3
nights
Renhua County

Renhua County ©
Popular historic sites such as Daxiong Temple and Meiguan Scenic Resort are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark and Biechuan Temple. When in Renhua County, make a side trip to see Meiguan Pass of Nanxiong in Nanxiong, approximately 1h 25 min away.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Renhua County trip planner .

Getting from Conghua to Renhua County by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Liancheng County.

Things to do in Renhua County

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nanxiong
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Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark ©
Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark

3
nights
Liancheng County

Liancheng County
Get some historical perspective at Changting Revolutionary Site and Peitian Village. Get a sense of the local culture at Longyan Site of Gutian Conference and Longyan Shanghang Gutian Town. Step out of Liancheng County with an excursion to Tian'e Caves Geopark of Ninghua in Ninghua County--about 1h 30 min away.

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You can drive from Renhua County to Liancheng County in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sanming.

Things to do in Liancheng County

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shanghang County, Tian'e Caves Geopark of Ninghua, Changting Revolutionary Site
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5
nights
Sanming

Sanming ©
Sanming) is a prefecture-level city in western Fujian province, China. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sanming Luoboyan Nanmu Wildlife Protection Area and Mt. Longqi Nature Reserve of Jiangle. Visiting Geshikao Nature Reserve of Sanming and Taojin Mountain will get you outdoors. Explore Sanming's surroundings by going to Taining County (Taining Danxia Landform, Zhaixia Grand Canyon, & more). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Xianren Valley National Forest Park and walk around Sanming Qilinshan Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sanming tour planning tool .

You can drive from Liancheng County to Sanming in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Wuyi Shan.

Things to do in Sanming

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taining County, Sha County, Sanming Qilinshan Park, Mt. Longqi Nature Reserve of Jiangle
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Zhaixia Grand Canyon ©
Zhaixia Grand Canyon
Taojin Mountain ©
Taojin Mountain

5
nights
Wuyi Shan

Wuyi Shan ©
A holiday in Wuyi Shan's mountain retreat offers all you need for an outdoorsy getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Wuyi Mountain and Jiuqu Stream in Wuyishan Mountain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Taoyuandong Temple and Shaowu Folk Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Liuxiang Stream in Nanping (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Longchuan Grand Canyon, Head underground at Roaring Tiger Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Dawang Feng(Great King Pek), and take in breathtaking views at Yulong Canyon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wuyi Shan trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sanming to Wuyi Shan takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Wuyi Shan

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanping, Shaowu Folk Museum
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Wuyi Mountain ©
Wuyi Mountain
Jiuqu Stream in Wuyishan Mountain ©
Jiuqu Stream in Wuyishan Mountain
Longchuan Grand Canyon ©
Longchuan Grand Canyon

7
nights
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mangrove Reserve of Zhangzhou and Xiamen University. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nanputuo Temple and Hongshan Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Xiamen: Coastal Volcano National Geological Park of Zhangzhou (in Zhangpu County), Zhangzhou Nanshan Temple (in Longhai) and Yundong Cave (in Zhangzhou). There's still lots to do: trek along Kulangsu Huandao Road, take in the natural beauty of Xiamen Riyuegu Hot Spring Resort Communities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guanyin Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Valley Eco-Eden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Xiamen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wuyi Shan to Xiamen by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Xiamen are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Quanzhou.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mangrove Reserve of Zhangzhou, Yundong Cave, Coastal Volcano National Geological Park of Zhangzhou, Zhangzhou Nanshan Temple
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Kulangsu Huandao Road ©
Kulangsu Huandao Road
Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University
Nanputuo Temple ©
Nanputuo Temple

6
nights
Quanzhou

Quanzhou ©
A rich maritime history has left Quanzhou with its distinctive look and feel.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mazu Temple of Meizhou and Quanzhou Hermitage. Take a break from the city and head to Cryptomeria Cypress King Park and Xian'gong Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quanzhou: Jinjiang (Lingyuan Temple & Quanzhou Longshan Temple), Chongwu Ancient Town (in Hui'an County) and Jiulong Valley Foest Park (in Putian). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Qinyuan Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujian Quanzhou Chengtian Temple, examine the collection at Kaiyuan Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Quanzhou Guandi Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Quanzhou visit planner .

Traveling by car from Xiamen to Quanzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Xiamen in January, expect nights in Quanzhou to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Quanzhou

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jinjiang, Putian, Chongwu Ancient Town, Cryptomeria Cypress King Park
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Quanzhou Guandi Temple ©
Quanzhou Guandi Temple
Qinyuan Mountain ©
Qinyuan Mountain
Kaiyuan Monastery ©
Kaiyuan Monastery

11
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Visit Po Lin Monastery and Lantau island for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Dragon's Back and Lai Chi Wo Village and Nature Trail. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), step off the mainland to explore Lamma Island, and identify plant and animal life at Mai Po Nature Reserve.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong online holiday planner .

Fly from Quanzhou to Hong Kong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Quanzhou in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

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