Xiamen Itinerary 1 Day

This is a glimpse of what to see in 1 day in Xiamen from Xiamen itinerary 1 day created by our travel experts. These are the attractions one must visit while planning a 1 day trip to Xiamen.

A Day in Xiamen - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Xiamen is a beautiful port city of China that is known for its unique architectures, peaceful temples, interactive museums, delicious seafood, and exclusive shopping. The city combines two islands and one mainland. The city has been a favorite spot to many foreign settlers and therefore you will see a number of colonial villas in the city built by the Europeans and Japanese. Spend one day in Xiamen to look into its cultural and natural wealth. Use the following 1-day Xiamen itinerary for your help.

Is one day enough for Xiamen?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Xiamen? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Xiamen is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Xiamen could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Xiamen, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Xiamen, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Xiamen vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Xiamen day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Xiamen:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Xiamen?

The average daily price for traveling in Xiamen is USD 53. The average price of food for one day is USD 11.77. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 88.

How to spend 1 day in Xiamen?


Begin your day at the Huweishan Park and see the meteorology tower of Hai Shang Ming Zhu. From here you can head to the Xiamen Science and Technology Museum which is a must-see place for kids. Spend some time at the Bailuzhou Park. Visit the Zhongshan Park that was built in the memory of the Old Xiamen. You can also choose to come here at night if the Lantern Festival is going on. There are more parks in the nearby area such as Hongshan Park and Jinbang Park. Your morning will be freshened up as you explore these beautiful parks of Xiamen


In the afternoon, go for a trip to the island of Gulangyu. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, this beautiful island is the business hub amidst the hills, beaches, and colonial buildings. In addition to shopping and beach hopping, there is a lot to do here. You can visit the Bagua Building, explore the marine life at Xiamen Undersea World, Zheng Chenggong Memorial Hall, Gulangyu International Calligraphic Carving Museum, Gulangyu Piano Museum, and finally rest for some time at the Shuzhuang Garden.You can also enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants with an ocean view.


One of best places to visit during your 24 hours in Xiamen is the botanical gardens of the city. So, before the sun sets, you can visit the Xiamen Botanical Garden and Wanshi Botanical Garden. Also visit the South Putuo Temple which is located adjacent to the gardens. One of the unique places to visit is the Overseas Chinese Museum where you will learn about the life of Chinese People living overseas. Head to the historical fortress of Hulishan Cannon Fort and finally, end your day by catching the picturesque sunset from the sandy beaches near Xiamen Calligraphy Square.

Xiamen is a beautiful coastal part of China and even one day is enough to make you fall in love with the calm and serene surroundings of the city.

Xiamen travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Xiamen guidelines for your one day trip in Xiamen:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Xiamen sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Xiamen?

Since you have only 24 hours in Xiamen, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Xiamen for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Xiamen if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Xiamen

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Xiamen and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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