Huangshan and Nanjing are two famous travel destinations boasting abundant cultural and natural resources. These two cities are well linked with Shanghai by train. Since 2018, high speed trains (G trains) were operated between Nanjing and Huangshan with several departures per day. Train travel time reduces to around 4 hours. The normal trains are still in service taking more than 7 hours. Hard sleeper or soft sleeper seats are suggested if budget allows.
G trains depart and arrive at Nanjing South Railway Station (南京南站) and Huangshan North Railway Station （黄山北）. While normal trains (K, T trains) are from Nanjing Station and to Huangshan Station. For independent travelers, it is suggested to read the tickets before the tour. If booking train tickets with ETripChina, we also specific the station and address both in Chinese and English via email.
The most visited sights in Nanjing are Confucius Temple, Ming City Walls, Ming Tomb, and the Linggu Temple. It usually takes one full day and a half to experience all the essentials. For culture lovers, one more day is recommended.
Huangshan is a big draw for culture and nature lovers, hiking enthusiasts. The city has spectacular Yellow Mountain view, quaint villages with ancient architectures and beautiful countryside beauty.
Both cities are good addons for a trip starting or ending in Shanghai.
1. Arrive Nanjing in the afternoon. Enjoy a leisure evening tour along the Qinhuai River.
2. Full day visit of Confucius Temple, Ming City Walls, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum. Take afternoon train to Huangshan.
3. Set out 90 km to Yeloow Mountain area, take cable car up and stay overnight on the mountain.
4. Enjoy a sunrise and take cable car down. Continue visit to Xidi and Hongcun village. Take afternoon bus, train, flight out of Huangshan. Next destination can be Hangzhou in the east, Xian, Beijing in the north; Wuyi and Xiamen in the southeast, or Guilin Guangzhou in the south.
Nanjing Travel Guide