24 days in East Asia Itinerary

24 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Zhoushan, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Zhangjiajie, China
— 3 nights
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Lechang, China
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 1 night
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Hengchun, Taiwan
— 1 night
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Hualien, Taiwan
— 1 night
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Beijing Capital Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and then get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

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New York City, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zhoushan.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums · Historic Sites

Zhoushan, China

— 2 nights

Buddhist Paradise on the Sea

Made up of over a thousand small interconnected islands, Zhoushan lies at the southern mouth of the Yangtze River, a biodiverse city popular with holidaymakers seeking sea and sun.
Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan) and Dongji Scienc Spot will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Cobble Bay and Ningbo Dongqianhu Stone Forest. Go for a jaunt from Zhoushan to Ningbo to see Ningbo City Gallery about 1h 30 min away.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zhoushan tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Beijing to Zhoushan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shanghai.

Things to do in Zhoushan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an) and Longhua Temple. You'll explore and learn at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), steep yourself in history at Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence, and take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Zhoushan to Shanghai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Shanghai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Shanghai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Zhangjiajie, China

— 3 nights
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Suoxiyu Nature Reserve. Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute and Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ten Miles Gallery and take in the dramatic natural features at Xihai Stone Forest.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lechang.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Lechang, China

— 2 nights
Lechang is a city in the northern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China, bordering Hunan province to the north. On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Bibei Yao Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nanling National Forest Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lechang tour builder tool.

Drive from Zhangjiajie to Lechang in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lechang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Hong Kong, China

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dragon's Back, and then stroll through Shek O Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Lechang to Hong Kong with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

— 1 night

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Ai He (Love River), admire the masterpieces at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and then get a dose of the wild on Andy's Cab - Private Tour Guide. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, examine the collection at Fengyi Academy, then kick back and relax at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wan Jin Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung itinerary planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Hengchun, Taiwan

— 1 night
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, then kick back and relax at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, then head outdoors with Little Bay Beach, and finally head outdoors with Jialeshuei Surf Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun trip builder app.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hualien, Taiwan

— 1 night

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hualien trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Hualien takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Taipei, Taiwan

— 2 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like MyTaiwanTour Travel Services and Songshan Ciyou Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dalongdong Bao An Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple. Take a break from Taipei with a short trip to Juming Museum in Jinshan, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, get a dose of the wild on YOLO Taiwan, and get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taipei tour itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.