17 days in Asia Itinerary

17 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
2
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
3
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
4
Pyongyang, North Korea
— 1 night
5
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
6
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights

2
nights
New Taipei, Taiwan

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Taipei trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to New Taipei is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is 16 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Taipei, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from New Taipei to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, thendon't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally wander the streets of Maoming Road. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), thendon't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple.

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Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Shanghai, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

1
night
Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
On the 15th (Sat), browse the different shops at Korean Department Store in Pyongyang, do sightseeing your way with Koryo Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Mansudae Grand Monument, steep yourself in history at Tanjun Mausoleum, appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch, thenmake a trip to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pyongyang trip app.

You can fly from Shanghai to Pyongyang in 9 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Shanghai to Pyongyang, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Korean Department Store in Pyongyang ©
Korean Department Store in Pyongyang
Geumsusan Memorial Palace ©
Geumsusan Memorial Palace
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square

3
nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and walk around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beijing road trip planning website.

You can fly from Pyongyang to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pyongyang to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National History Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Beijing in August, things will get little chillier in Ulaanbaatar: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square

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