11 days in Tokyo, Beijing & Hong Kong Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo, Beijing & Hong Kong Itinerary

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11 days in Tokyo, Beijing & Hong Kong Itinerary

Raleigh, United States
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
Raleigh, United States

2
days
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): shop like a local with Ginza, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to The Tsukiji Market, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation trip planner.

Raleigh, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Raleigh in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu ©
Meiji Jingu
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
days
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 sightseeing, historic sites, trails, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and steep yourself in history at Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing vacation planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Beijing is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tokyo in November, things will get a bit cooler in Beijing: highs are around 50°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) ©
Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

3
days
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Hong Kong itinerary builder.

Getting from Beijing to Hong Kong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Beijing in November; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 78°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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