35 days in Guangdong Itinerary

35 days in Guangdong Itinerary

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Guangzhou
— 10 nights
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Shaoguan
— 2 nights
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Ruyuan County
— 2 nights
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Yangshan County
— 1 night
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Zhaoqing
— 3 nights
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Kaiping
— 3 nights
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Zhuhai
— 3 nights
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Shenzhen
— 9 nights

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum and Guangdong Museum. Get outdoors at Yuexiu Mountain and Shamian Island. Step out of Guangzhou to go to Foshan and see Xiqiao Mountain National Forest Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, find something for the whole family at Chimelong Paradise, make a trip to Huacheng Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pearl River (Zhujiang).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Guangzhou travel planning site.

Porto, Portugal to Guangzhou is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in January, expect Guangzhou to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Shaoguan.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Island
Shamian Island
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Mountain
Baiyun Mountain
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Shaoguan

Shaoguan ©
Shaoguan is a prefecture-level city in northern Guangdong Province, China, bordering Hunan to the northwest and Jiangxi to the northeast. Step out of the city life by going to Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark and Caoxi Hot Spring. Get some historical perspective at Nanhua Buddhist Temple and Fengcai Building. Step out of Shaoguan with an excursion to Biechuan Temple in Renhua County--about 56 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Shaoguan Forest Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Shaoguan Xiaokeng National Forest Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Shaoguan day trip site.

You can take a bus from Guangzhou to Shaoguan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ruyuan County.

Things to do in Shaoguan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Religious Site
Nanhua Buddhist Temple
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Architectural Building
Fengcai Building
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Ruyuan County

Ruyuan County ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shihkeng Kong Mountain Peak and then take in breathtaking views at Ruyuan Canyon. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nanling National Forest Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ruyuan County attractions planner.

You can drive from Shaoguan to Ruyuan County in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yangshan County.

Things to do in Ruyuan County

Nature · Parks
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Yangshan County

Yangshan County
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Yangshan Little Guilin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yangshan County trip maker tool.

Getting from Ruyuan County to Yangshan County by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zhaoqing.

Things to do in Yangshan County

Nature · Parks

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Zhaoqing

Zhaoqing ©
A much-loved getaway for residents wanting to escape the bustle of nearby cities, Zhaoqing stands as a prefecture-level city interspersed with bursts of nature and scenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like General Mountain in Zhaoqing and Panlong Cavern. Get outdoors at Dinghu Lake and Seven Star Crags (Qixing Yan). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mei'an Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Chongxi Tower of Zhaoqing, and take in the awesome beauty at Dinghu Mountain Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhaoqing journey planner.

You can drive from Yangshan County to Zhaoqing in 3.5 hours. In February in Zhaoqing, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kaiping.

Things to do in Zhaoqing

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Kaiping

Kaiping ©
Kaiping, formerly romanized in Cantonese as Hoiping, is a county-level city in Guangdong Province, China. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, then take some stellar pictures from Jinjiangli Village, and then steep yourself in history at Jiangmen Zili Village Watch Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Chikan Movie Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Ma-Xianglong Towers Group, and then admire the striking features of Watchtower Group of Zili Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kaiping trip planner.

You can drive from Zhaoqing to Kaiping in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Zhuhai.

Things to do in Kaiping

Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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World heritage site
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
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Zhuhai

Zhuhai ©

Chinese Riviera

Despite being one of the first Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in China, the port city of Zhuhai has more of a reputation for being rich with gardens.
Get in touch with nature at Zhuhai Imperial Hot Spring Resort and Miaowan Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ocean Spring Resort and Zhuhai Wanzai Seafood Street. Go for a jaunt from Zhuhai to Zhongshan to see Sun Yat Sen's Residence Memorial Museum about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Homestead of Chen Fang, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Fisher Girl, and make a trip to NiuJin Jie.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zhuhai trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kaiping to Zhuhai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Zhuhai

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shenzhen Lianhuashan Park and Dafen Oil Painting Village. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zhang Gong Ancestral Temple and Xianhu Botanical Garden (Shenzhen). Step out of Shenzhen to go to Huizhou and see Huizhou West Lake, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Happy Valley of Shenzhen. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at OCT East Shenzhen. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Sea World, stroll around Dameisha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Xichong Beach, and browse the different shops at Luohu Commerical City (Lo Wu Shopping Plaza).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shenzhen online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zhuhai to Shenzhen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Shenzhen

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Historic Walking Area
Xianhu Botanical Garden (Shenzhen)
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Mountain
Wutong Mountain
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