15 days in China & Taipei Itinerary

15 days in China & Taipei Itinerary

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15 days in China & Taipei Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  4​h 15​min
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Macau, China
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
New York City, United States

2
days
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to Bund International Architecture Exhibition, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), and then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shanghai road trip tool .

New York City, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Shanghai is 13 hours. In September in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
days
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and finally make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at National Center for Traditional Arts, make a trip to Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park, and then admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Shanghai in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Taipei, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Center for Traditional Arts, Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park
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National Palace Museum ©
National Palace Museum
Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park ©
Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park
National Center for Traditional Arts ©

2
days
Macau, China

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ruins of St. Paul's, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Centre of Macau, then browse the different shops at City of Dreams, and finally make a trip to Fortune Diamond at Galaxy Macau. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Sands Cotai Central, then head outdoors with Cotai Strip Resorts, and then contemplate the long history of Mandarin's House.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Macau attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Macau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Macau are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can do a combination of to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Macau

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Cotai Strip Resorts ©
Cotai Strip Resorts
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House
Fortune Diamond at Galaxy Macau ©
Fortune Diamond at Galaxy Macau

2
days
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online travel route planner .

Hong Kong is just a stone's throw from Macau. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. You will leave for Beijing on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

3
days
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men) and Olympic Park. The adventure continues: see Mutianyu Great Wall, explore the historical opulence of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and wander the streets of Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Beijing takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hong Kong in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Beijing

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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Hall of Supreme Harmony ©
Hall of Supreme Harmony

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