8 days in China & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in China & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in China & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  12​h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Adelaide, Australia

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 2nd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Ocean Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Nan Lian Garden and then find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker .

Adelaide, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Hong Kong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hong Kong, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple. On your second day here, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in November, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip site .

Fly from Shanghai to Melbourne in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Shanghai in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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