26 days in China, Singapore & Japan Itinerary

26 days in China, Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Macau, China
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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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 great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Beijing journey maker app.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Beijing is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Beijing, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in September, things will get slightly colder in Beijing: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Hong Kong, China — 3 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Beijing to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a combination of to Macau.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Macau, China — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kun Iam Temple, examine the collection at Macao Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Coloane.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Macau online trip planner.

Do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Singapore.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
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Singapore, Singapore — 5 nights

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: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Bay, stroll through Gardens by the Bay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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You can fly from Macau to Singapore in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nagasaki.
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Nagasaki, Japan — 1 night

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Nagasaki in 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Nagasaki hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Kyoto, Japan — 4 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, savor the flavors at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 4 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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China travel guide

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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.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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