17 days in China, Taipei & Singapore Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Macau, China
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights


Beijing, China — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Beijing online trip itinerary maker.

Lisbon, Portugal to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Beijing, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Beijing are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.
Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Shanghai, China — 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll around Fuxing Park, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shanghai online travel route planner.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shanghai when traveling from Beijing in September, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Taipei.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Taipei, Taiwan — 3 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and wander the streets of Ximending.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Taipei online route maker.

You can fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in September, with highs in Taipei at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hong Kong.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
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Hong Kong, China — 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), stop by Top One Bakery, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Getting from Taipei to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the combination of to Macau.
Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Macau, China

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 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Iam Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Macau attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of from Hong Kong to Macau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Singapore.
Historic Sites
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Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Singapore Flyer, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck.

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You can fly from Macau to Singapore in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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China travel guide

Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Taiwan travel guide

Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.