16 days in China & Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in China & Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in China & Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Prague, Czech Republic
Fly:  17​h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 30​min
2
Hualien, Taiwan
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  10​h
3
Sanya, China
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Zhangjiajie, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Lijiang, China
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Shangri-La County, China
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
7
Lhasa, China
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Prague, Czech Republic


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3
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 Po Lin Monastery and Former Kowloon British School. Step off the beaten path and head to Dragon's Back and Sai Wan Pavilion. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lamma Island, take a stroll through Soho, don't miss a visit to Monster Building, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Hong Kong is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Prague to Hong Kong. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Hualien.

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Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Sai Wan Pavilion ©
Sai Wan Pavilion
Lamma Island ©
Lamma Island

1
night
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hike along Shakadang Trail and then kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Xiao Zhui Lu Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

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Getting from Hong Kong to Hualien by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sanya.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

1
night
Sanya, China

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Yalong Bay. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanshan Temple.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sanya driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hualien to Sanya takes 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple

2
nights
Zhangjiajie, China

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zhangjiajie road trip app .

You can fly from Sanya to Zhangjiajie in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

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Parks Nature Tours
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1
night
Lijiang, China

Lijiang ©
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace, contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town, and then take a memorable drive along Blue Moon Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lijiang road trip planner .

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Lijiang sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shangri-La County.

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Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley

1
night
Shangri-La County, China

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shangri-La County trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lijiang to Shangri-La County in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

3
nights
Lhasa, China

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa trip app .

Getting from Shangri-La County to Lhasa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Lhasa

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Off-Road Tours
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

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