15 days in Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marunouchi and Kagurazaka. Venture out of the city with trips to Minato Mirai 21 (in Yokohama), Naka (Yamashita Park & Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal) and Narita (Gaku-do, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, & more). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at VR Zone Shinjuku. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Yanaka, steep yourself in history at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. In December, Tokyo is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Narita, Yokohama
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Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Kagurazaka ©
Kagurazaka
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gwanghwamun Gate and Changgyeonggung Palace. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Jogyesa Temple, examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeouido Park, and don't miss a visit to Hongik University Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gwanghwamun Gate ©
Gwanghwamun Gate
Samcheongdong-gil Road ©
Samcheongdong-gil Road
Yeouido Park ©
Yeouido Park

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and The South Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Yunfoshan Ski Resort, examine the collection at Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, admire the striking features of Meridian Gate (Wu Men), and admire all the interesting features of Niaochao National Stadium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Beijing tour site .

You can fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Beijing are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Yunfoshan Ski Resort ©
Yunfoshan Ski Resort
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
798 Art Zone ©
798 Art Zone

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