15 days in Japan, Hong Kong & Macau Itinerary

15 days in Japan, Hong Kong & Macau Itinerary

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15 days in Japan, Hong Kong & Macau Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Macau, China
— 1 day
Ferry:  1 h
3
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Nagoya, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
8
Himeji, Japan
— Few hours
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Nara, Japan
— Few hours
Train:  3 h 30 min
10
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes TramOramic Sightseeing Tour, Star Ferry's Harbour Tour, Ngong Ping 360, and other attractions. Visit Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hong Kong online trip builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hong Kong Time (HKT), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Hong Kong at 91°F and lows at 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to do a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Transportation Historic Sites Parks
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): try to win big at Casino at Venetian Macao, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Centre of Macau, explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Iam Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu).

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Macau is very close to Hong Kong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to do a combination of to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos
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Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) ©
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)
Historic Centre of Macau ©
Historic Centre of Macau

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

You've added Mong Kok, Kowloon Walled City Park, Nan Lian Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then take a stroll through Mong Kok. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Nan Lian Garden and then stroll around Kowloon Walled City Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hong Kong trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Hong Kong is just a stone's throw from Macau. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Nan Lian Garden ©
Nan Lian Garden
Kowloon Walled City Park ©
Kowloon Walled City Park

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo
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.
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Fly from Hong Kong to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 74°F in Tokyo. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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2
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You've added Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Toyota Kaikan Museum, Satsuki and Mei's House, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and then admire the landmark architecture of Satsuki and Mei's House.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Toyota Kaikan Museum, Satsuki and Mei's House
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Toyota Kaikan Museum ©
Toyota Kaikan Museum
Satsuki and Mei's House
Satsuki and Mei's House

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka as well as Mount Fuji. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mount Fuji.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

1
night
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
You've now added Osaka tenmangu shrine to your itinerary. On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Osaka tenmangu shrine.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites
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Osaka tenmangu shrine ©
Osaka tenmangu shrine

few
hours
Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nara.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

few
hours
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nara online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Nara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Himeji, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nara, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Film Archive of Japan as well as NHK Museum of Broadcasting. On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then catch a movie at National Film Archive of Japan, and then examine the collection at NHK Museum of Broadcasting.

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You can take a train from Nara to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nara in July since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Fun & Games Nightlife
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
NHK Museum of Broadcasting ©
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
National Film Archive of Japan ©
National Film Archive of Japan

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