Maucau Travel Itineraries from 1 to 3 Days

Macau Travel Itineraries

Morgen Mo
1292 Words/5 Minutes, By Morgen Mo, Updated February 15, 2023

How to plan a travel itinerary for Macau

Experience the unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese culture in Macau by exploring its historic landmarks, such as the Ruins of St. Paul's and the A-Ma Temple, indulging in the city's delicious food scene, including Macanese cuisine and Portuguese pastries, and trying your luck at the glamorous casinos on the Cotai Strip. 

The itinerary samples of Macau can offer you some ideas for your trip plan:

1-day Macau itinerary

  • Start the day by visiting the Ruins of St. Paul's, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Macau's most iconic landmarks - the ruins are the remains of a 16th-century cathedral that was destroyed by fire in the 1800s.
  • Walk down the narrow streets of the nearby historic district, where you can see old colonial buildings, and traditional Chinese shops and sample some of Macau's famous street food, including pork chop buns and egg tarts.
  • From there, take a taxi or bus to the Cotai Strip, Macau's glitzy modern entertainment district, where you can admire the impressive architecture and luxurious resorts such as the Venetian and City of Dreams.
  • If you're feeling lucky, try your hand at the slot machines or table games at one of the many casinos in the area, which offer a unique blend of Chinese and Western gaming experiences.
  • Later in the day, head to Coloane Island, the southernmost part of Macau, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the island's beaches and villages, as well as sample some of the best Portuguese food in the region, including seafood dishes, grilled chicken and bacalhau.
  • In the evening, return to the Macau Peninsula and catch a free water show at the Wynn Palace Fountain or the MGM Cotai Spectacle - both shows offer stunning displays of light, music, and water that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

2-day Macau itinerary

Day 1: Start your day by exploring the historic center of Macau, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Ruins of St. Paul's, the iconic facade of a 16th-century church that was destroyed by fire in the 19th century. Also, visit the nearby Senado Square, which is the heart of Macau's historic center and is surrounded by beautiful colonial architecture. Head to the A-Ma Temple, one of the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macau. Then, make your way to the Macau Tower, the city's most famous landmark. You can take a ride to the observation deck for spectacular views of Macau, or if you're feeling adventurous, try the tower's famous bungee jump. End your day by watching the spectacular House of Dancing Water show at the City of Dreams. This is an aquatic show with world-class performers, stunning special effects, and amazing acrobatics.

Day 2: Visit the Cotai Strip, Macau's version of the Las Vegas Strip, which is home to several mega-resorts, including the Venetian, Parisian, and City of Dreams. You can wander around the hotels and casinos, enjoy some shopping, or try your luck at the tables. Make your way to Coloane Island, one of the two main islands that make up Macau. Coloane Island is famous for its beautiful beaches and seafood restaurants. You can also visit the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier and the Tam Kung Temple. End your day by taking a stroll along the Macau Peninsula's waterfront promenade and watching the spectacular light and sound show at the Macau Tower. You can also enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants along the promenade or in the nearby Fisherman's Wharf.

3-day Macau itinerary

Day 1: Start the day by visiting the historic center of Macau, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the iconic Ruins of St. Paul's and the Museum of Macau to learn about the city's rich history and cultural heritage. In the afternoon, explore the Cotai Strip, which is known for its luxurious hotels, casinos, and entertainment options. Visit Venetian Macao, which is one of the largest hotel resorts in the world and features canals, gondolas, and Italian-inspired architecture. Enjoy some shopping and try your luck at the casino. In the evening, head to Senado Square, a bustling pedestrian area with shops, restaurants, and street performances. Try some of the local street food and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Day 2: Spend the day exploring Taipa Village, which is known for its traditional architecture, food, and culture. Visit the Taipa Houses-Museum, which is a group of old houses that have been converted into a museum. You can learn about the history and culture of Macau, and take part in hands-on cultural activities such as calligraphy and tea making. In the evening, head to the Galaxy Macau complex, which features a large casino, shopping mall, and entertainment options. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants, and catch a performance or concert at the performance theater.

Day 3: Start the day by visiting the Macau Tower, which offers panoramic views of the city. For thrill-seekers, you can try the bungee jump, skywalk or tower climb. In the afternoon, visit the Fisherman's Wharf, a large entertainment and shopping complex. It has a variety of dining options, theme parks, and a casino. In the evening, head to the MGM Cotai, which is a large hotel and entertainment complex. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants, and try your luck at the casino.

5-day Macau and Hong Kong itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Hong Kong, Arrive in Hong Kong and check in to your hotel. Take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central to see the city skyline. Visit Victoria Peak for panoramic views of the city. Explore the bustling neighborhood of SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong for a taste of Hong Kong's nightlife.

Day 2: Hong Kong, Visit the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island. Take a Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride to the Big Buddha and enjoy the breathtaking views. Visit Hong Kong Disneyland for a fun-filled day.

Day 3: Macau, Take a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau. Visit the historic A-Ma Temple and the Macau Tower for amazing views. Explore the famous Senado Square, which is surrounded by historic Portuguese architecture. Visit the Ruins of St. Paul's, one of Macau's most iconic landmarks.

Day 4: Macau, Visit the Cotai Strip and the Venetian Macao for luxury shopping and entertainment. Take a stroll around the Fisherman's Wharf, a theme park with various attractions and activities. Visit the Taipa Houses Museum to learn about Macau's history and culture.

Day 5: Departure from Hong Kong, Return to Hong Kong by ferry. Spend your last day shopping and exploring Hong Kong's famous street markets such as Temple Street Night Market and Ladies Market. Depart Hong Kong for your next destination.

These are sample itineraries, and you can adjust them based on your interests and travel style. View our best tours of Macau or Contact us and customize your Macau tour now >>

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