13 days in Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United States
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Helicopter:  30 min
2
Macau, China
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Taitung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
6
Pingtung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 1 day
Fly:  21 h
End: Durham, United States

1
night
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 23rd (Thu), head off the coast to Lantau island. On the next day, take a stroll through Mong Kok, stroll through Big Wave Bay Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong online journey planner.

Durham, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Durham to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in May, expect Hong Kong to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Big Wave Bay Beach ©
Big Wave Bay Beach
Mong Kok
Mong Kok

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Guia Fortress and then try your luck at Grand Lisboa Casino.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Macau journey planner.

You can do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Macau

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
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Grand Lisboa Casino ©
Grand Lisboa Casino
Guia Fortress ©
Guia Fortress

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at National Center for Traditional Arts, take a stroll through Ximending, thentake an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and finally make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail). Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ximen Red House - Ximending, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, thentake in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring, and finally look for gifts at Sunnyhills.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Taipei trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Macau to Taipei takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Taipei, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

National Center for Traditional Arts
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National Center for Traditional Arts ©
National Center for Traditional Arts
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine ©
National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, thenexamine the collection at Jioufen Gold Mine Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at The Lin Family Mansion and Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Taipei driving holiday planner.

New Taipei is just a stone's throw from Taipei. In May in New Taipei, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Museums Historic Sites
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Jioufen Gold Mine Museum ©
Jioufen Gold Mine Museum
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum ©
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
The Lin Family Mansion and Garden ©
The Lin Family Mansion and Garden

2
nights
Taitung, Taiwan

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Prehistory, take some stellar pictures from Lu Yeh High Land, and then admire the masterpieces at Railway Art Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Nuwalian.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taitung online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Taipei to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Nature Beaches Parks
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National Museum of Prehistory ©
National Museum of Prehistory
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Railway Art Village ©
Railway Art Village

2
nights
Pingtung, Taiwan

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get outside with White Sand Bay and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pingtung trip site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Taitung to Pingtung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cihou Lighthouse
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White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay
Cihou Lighthouse
Cihou Lighthouse

1
day
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Mong Kok, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Wave Bay Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong day trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Pingtung to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Big Wave Bay Beach ©
Big Wave Bay Beach
Mong Kok
Mong Kok
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

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