14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

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14 days in China Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Guangzhou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Yangjiang
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Shenzhen
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shamian Island and Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum and Guangdong Museum. There's lots more to do: walk around Haizu Wetland, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Baiyun Mountain, browse the different shops at Happy Valley, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Huanghuagang 72 Martyrs Cemetery.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guangzhou travel itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Guangzhou is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Guangzhou. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Guangzhou, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yangjiang.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Nature Parks Museums
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2
nights
Yangjiang

Yangjiang ©
Yangjiang, formerly romanized as Yeungkong, is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China. On the 6th (Wed), walk around Mandarin Duck Lake Park and then step off the mainland to explore Hailing Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Yangjiang Hailing Dajiao Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ten Miles Silver Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yangjiang online trip maker .

You can drive from Guangzhou to Yangjiang in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Yangjiang

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hailing Island ©
Hailing Island

3
nights
Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Baoneng All City Shopping Mall and Uni Walk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cha'an Temple and Baishi Street. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Wanxiang Tiandi and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shenzhen Mosque.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shenzhen road trip app .

Traveling by car from Yangjiang to Shenzhen takes 4 hours. February in Shenzhen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baishi Street, Cha'an Temple
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Haiya Mega Mall ©
Haiya Mega Mall
Baishi Street ©
Baishi Street
Shenzhen Mosque
Shenzhen Mosque

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) and Guia Fortress will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lai Chi Wo Village and Nature Trail and Tsim Sha Tsui. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, trek along Dragon's Back, take in the exciting artwork at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze).

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hong Kong attractions planning tool .

Hong Kong is very close to Shenzhen. In February, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Macau
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Repulse Bay Beach ©
Repulse Bay Beach
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) ©
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
Guia Fortress ©
Guia Fortress

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