35 days in China & Pyongyang Itinerary

35 days in China & Pyongyang Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 11 nights
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Macau, China
— 8 nights
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Pyongyang, North Korea
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 10 nights

11
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get a bit cooler in Hong Kong: highs are around 23°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

8
nights
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.
Macau is known for historic sites, casinos, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ruins of St. Paul's, see the interesting displays at Macao Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kun Iam Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Macau trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) ©
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

4
nights
Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Pyongyang is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch, contemplate the waterfront views at Daedong River (Taedong River), and try out the rides at Munsu Water Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pyongyang trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Macau to Pyongyang in 11 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Macau to Pyongyang due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Former Residence of Mangyongdae ©
Former Residence of Mangyongdae
Geumsusan Memorial Palace ©
Geumsusan Memorial Palace
Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea

10
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, hit the slopes at Jundushan Ski, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pyongyang to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pyongyang to Beijing due to the time zone difference. February in Beijing sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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