21 days in Hong Kong, Shanghai & Tokyo Itinerary

21 days in Hong Kong, Shanghai & Tokyo Itinerary

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21 days in Hong Kong, Shanghai & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Kristiansand, Norway
Fly:  18​h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Kristiansand, Norway

6
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, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, walk around Nan Lian Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong planner .

Kristiansand, Norway to Hong Kong is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kristiansand to Hong Kong is 7 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Kristiansand in May: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

5
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.
When in Shanghai, make a side trip to see Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple.

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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 May, expect Shanghai to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

6
nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Shanghai to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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