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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Macau


A mere 2 1/2 hours away by bus, South China’s overwhelming commercial and cultural capital, known in the West as Canton, is where you’ll find the five-story Zhenhai Pagoda, the Pearl River Walk and fabulous Cantonese cooking.

90 miles from Macau,
Tags: day trip | culinary

Hong Kong

Grab your passport and jet-foil over to Asia’s financial powerhouse to admire Kowloon’s busy harbor, the giant hilltop Buddha at Man Lo Temple and the funicular tram up beloved Victoria Peak.

40 miles from Macau,
Tags: family | views | outdoors | day trip

Mainland China

Just walk over the border at the frontier barrier for a day of inexpensive Chinese meals and counterfeit versions of all the designer goods sold at Macau’s luxury boutiques.

Portas do Cerco (frontier barrier),
Tags: family | budget | shopping | dining | day trip

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