17 days in Shanghai, Taipei & Hong Kong Itinerary

17 days in Shanghai, Taipei & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
2
Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
3
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights

4
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.
Huangpu River has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shanghai vacation maker.

Chicago, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 14 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Shanghai reach 49°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ruifang (Cyuanji Temple, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more), Banqiao (Ci-Hui Temple & National Taiwan University of Arts) and Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, shake up your sightseeing with Like It Formosa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Shanghai in January, expect Taipei to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In January in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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