16 days in China & Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in China & Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Macau, China
— 1 day
Ferry:  1 h
3
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Hualien, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Milan, Italy


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4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tsim Sha Tsui and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Get outdoors at Po Lin Monastery and Tai Long Wan. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Dragon's Back, stop by Bee's Diamonds, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Wave Bay Beach.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong day trip planning site.

Milan, Italy to Hong Kong is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Hong Kong, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to do a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery

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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's, don't miss a visit to Largo da Companhia de Jesus, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Centre of Macau, thenexamine the collection at Macao Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at City of Dreams.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Macau trip site.

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 on the 6th (Sun) early enough to do a combination of to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Macao Museum ©
Macao Museum
City of Dreams ©
City of Dreams

1
night
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of from Macau to Hong Kong in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. You'll set off for Taipei on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Tours Parks
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3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dongshan River Forest Park and Yilan Lover's Bay. Do your shopping at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei 101. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, and take in the awesome beauty at Yangmingshan National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Dongshan River Forest Park, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Yilan Lover's Bay
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

3
nights
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wenwu Temple and Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm. Get in touch with nature at Ch'ing-shui Cliff and Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hualien: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake Bikeway & Sun Moon Lake). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Taroko Gorge, add some entertainment to your itinerary with A Mei Wenhua Village, relax in the rural setting at Tai Kai Xin Farm, and stop by Lichuan Fish Market.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hualien day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Nantou
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Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Hou Dong Keng Waterfall, examine the collection at Lanyang Museum, thenexplore the activities along Meihua Lake, and finally take in the natural beauty of Qingshui Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, thentake in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Taipei

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Jiaoxi, Lanyang Museum, Meihua Lake, Qingshui Spring
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Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Hsing Tian Kong ©
Hsing Tian Kong

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