19 days in Beijing, Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

19 days in Beijing, Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

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19 days in Beijing, Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Beijing, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dallas, United States

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Palace Museum and Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Gong Wang Fu. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Back Lakes (Hou Hai), admire the striking features of Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), steep yourself in history at Meridian Gate (Wu Men), and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary maker website .

Dallas, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 14 hours. In July, Beijing is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bukhansan National Park and Masian Beach. Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine are in your itinerary. When in Seoul, make a side trip to see Dongmak Beach in Incheon, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Grevin Museum, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take a stroll through Insadong, and take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Beijing in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Incheon
Highlights from your plan
Grevin Museum ©
Grevin Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Asakusa Shrine are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Pola Museum of Art and Koura Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Kencho-ji Temple) and Oya Stone Museum (in Utsunomiya). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Yanaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, and admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo visit planner .

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Koura Beach, Pola Museum of Art, Oya History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ueno ©
Ueno
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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