22 days in Shenzhen, Hong Kong & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Shenzhen, Hong Kong & Tokyo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip builder

Make it your trip
Train to New York JFK, Fly to Shenzhen
1
Shenzhen, China
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
Fly
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Shenzhen, China

— 4 nights
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) and Shamian Island will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Guia Fortress and Sacred Heart Cathedral will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenzhen: Macau (Ruins of St. Paul's, Mountain of Medicine, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Shenzhen Lianhuashan Park, don't miss a visit to Dafen Oil Painting Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shenzhen Mosque.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shenzhen trip maker tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Shenzhen is an approximately 21-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 13 hours. In May, Shenzhen is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hong Kong, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Discover out-of-the-way places like Shek O Beach and Soho. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Po Lin Monastery, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), make a trip to Lion's Pavilion at The Peak, and have fun at Sandbox VR.

Find out how to plan Hong Kong trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Shenzhen to Hong Kong in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Tokyo, Japan

— 9 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Escape the urban bustle at Sumida River and Shichirigahama Beach. Attractions like Kōtoku-in and Nezu Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yokohama (NYK Hikawamaru, Sankeien Gardens, &more), Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Kamakura (Tatsumi Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take a stroll through Yanaka District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gotokuji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Hozomon.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Tokyo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips