I will be in Guangzhou for work next month and will have 4 days to explore the surrounding areas. I have been to GZ once before, a few years ago, so was hoping to see both Hong Kong and Macau during my long weekend.
I've read up a bit about transit options, but considering I will be based in Guangzhou, what are the best/easiest ways to travel between the three (and end up back in Guangzhou) if I do not know any Chinese (making subways somewhat difficult in the country)? I have seen there are some ferries and high-speed trains but everything I've read online so far is confusing. Any info on specific lines/websites to book (or do you just book in person when you get there?) or advice would be very helpful.
I can do them in any order:
1) Guangzhou - Hong Kong - Macau - Guangzhou;
2) Guangzhou - Macau - Hong Kong - Guangzhou;
or go back to Guangzhou in between (this didn't seem practical) -
3) Guangzhou - Macau - Guangzhou - Hong Kong - Guangzhou (or the reverse, with Hong Kong first).
Is there a good way to get from GZ to Hong Kong OR is it easier to get from GZ to Macau?
Is there a good transit option from Hong Kong to Macau (or vice versa)?
Any recommendations on the above order?