26 days in Japan, China & South Korea Itinerary

26 days in Japan, China & South Korea Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 1 night
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Odaiba District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, stop by Akihabara, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo holiday maker website.

Miami, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in June, with highs in Tokyo at 79°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2
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Neighborhood
Akihabara
3.9
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4

3
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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beijing trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Beijing, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
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World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.6
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World heritage site
The Palace Museum
4.4

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), then make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally don't miss a visit to Xintiandi.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shanghai trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Walking Area
The Bund (Wai Tan)
4.7

3
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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong online day trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Hong Kong is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 91°F and lows of 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Theme Park
Hong Kong Disneyland
4.1
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Aquarium
Ocean Park
4.1

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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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seoul journey builder app.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Seoul in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in June; daily highs in Seoul reach 82°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
4.5
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Garden
Namsan Park
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
Cheonggyecheon Stream
4.1

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, then kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yongduam Rock.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jeju road trip planning app.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Yongduam Rock
2.7

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 27th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then get great views at Taejongdae, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Busan route tool.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In June in Busan, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1
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Lookout
Taejongdae
4.3

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Osaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Genkoan.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip app.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
4.4
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

3
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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Enjoy Tokyo some more: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
4.3

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