China – Guangzhou, Macau, and Hong Kong Packing List

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This is almost the same packing list as our trip to Japan (which actually split this trip into two sections). The good thing is we had a place to stay for free in Guangzhou.

Travel Documents

  • Passport
  • Itinerary
  • Tickets (planes, trains, etc.)
  • Maps/GPS

Wardrobe

Canton Tower at night
It was a little chilly on the water at night, I was able to get by in shorts (for an hour) – Canton Tower on the Pearl River

The weather in Southeastern China is pleasant in October. At night the temperature got a little chilly (like during the Pearl River Light Show). I recommend a light jacket at night (or day to protect from the sun.

During the day it was pretty hot. For non-natives like myself, the idea of wearing long sleeves made me sweat even more. About half of the people walking around outside had long sleeves to protect from the sun.

  • lightweight jacket
  • Tee-shirts (2) – 1 polo 1 regular
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Long pants (2)
  • shorts (2)
  • socks (5)
  • underwear (5)
  • Sun Hat (foldable) – I got a cheap one from Columbia
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain layer: Jacket (with hood) and rain pants

Toiletries:

  • Wallaby toiletry organizer (for Lily – I’m not even going to try for her toiletry list, but it all fit in here)
  • toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
  • deodorant
  • basic first aid (e.g. tweezers and antibiotic gel)
  • travel size soap/shampoo (concentrated soap is good to have to wash clothes on the road too)

Little Things:

  • ziploc bags
  • packable daypack
  • some snacks
  • water bottle
  • travel tissue packs
  • wet wipes/hand sanitizer
  • concentrated soap (for showering or laundry)
  • carabineer(s)

Electronics