19 days in Asia Itinerary

19 days in Asia Itinerary

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19 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rainbow Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Akihabara, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, make a trip to Takeshita Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of Omoide Yokocho. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty and then snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip website .

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Tokyo. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Chion-in Temple has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto journey maker site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

3
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Seoul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Seoul to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mutianyu Great Wall as well as Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). It doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beijing online route planner .

You can fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Seoul to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in Beijing when traveling from Seoul in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Beijing in October; daily highs in Shanghai reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lungshan Temple. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Taipei day trip planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Taipei by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in October; daily highs in Taipei reach 32°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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