Xiamen Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Xiamen in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Xiamen. These are the most preferred places to visit in Xiamen in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Xiamen may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Xiamen.

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Popular Xiamen Itineraries for 1 Day

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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.

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.

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Xiamen

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Best Hotels in Xiamen for 1 Day Trip

Below are some of the frequently included hotels by fellow travelers to their itineraries for 1 day trip to London. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Xiamen or 3 days in Xiamen. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Xiamen.

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  • Having a 11hour layover in flight at Xiamen, do you need a visa to leave airport and do a day trip? Australian citizen. Thanks

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    • Australian citizens need a visa to explore China. However, I have heard that you can explore cities on a Temporary Stay Permit which can be availed on arrival. I suggest you research a little more on the same.

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