29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Gyeongju, South Korea
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Taichung, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pingtung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Onna-son, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
9
Matsue, Japan
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Changdeokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take an in-depth tour of Deoksugung.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, car, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Seoul is 14 hours. In March, Seoul is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Jongmyo Shrine ©
Jongmyo Shrine

2
nights
Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Seokguram, steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Oksan Seowon, then contemplate the long history of Yangdong Folk Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip builder app .

Getting from Seoul to Gyeongju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in March, expect nights in Gyeongju to be somewhat warmer, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery and Hong Kong Maritime Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sandbox VR and Sai Kung. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), don't miss a visit to Lion's Pavilion at The Peak, contemplate the long history of Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple), and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gyeongju to Hong Kong takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Hong Kong Time (HKT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Gyeongju in March; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery

1
night
Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
On the 31st (Tue), get curious at National Museum of Natural Science and then identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland.

Start your trip to Taichung by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Taichung takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Taichung when traveling from Hong Kong in March, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

2
nights
Pingtung, Taiwan

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library and then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pingtung trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Taichung to Pingtung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Pingtung

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kaohsiung Main Public Library ©
Kaohsiung Main Public Library

2
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Kondoi Beach and Tamatorizaki Observatory. There's lots more to do: stroll around Banna Park, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, and kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pingtung to Ishigaki. The time zone difference when traveling from Pingtung to Ishigaki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village

2
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 6th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, then stroll through Cape Manzamo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, then contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and then don't miss a visit to Kouri Ohashi.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Onna-son route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Onna-son, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onna-son

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Katsuren Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Toji and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tofuku-ji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple), Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Hikone Castle (in Hikone). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip tool .

You can fly from Onna-son to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Onna-son in April, with highs in Kyoto at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Hikone Castle, Osaka Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Matsue, Japan

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matsue Castle and Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse. Visit Yaegaki Shrine and Kumano Taisha Shrine for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsue: Adachi Museum of Art (in Yasugi) and Izumo (Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Former Taisha Station, & more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miho Shrine and explore the activities along Shinji Lake.

Find out how to plan Matsue trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kyoto to Matsue takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Izumo, Shinji Lake, Adachi Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine
Hinomisaki Shrine ©
Hinomisaki Shrine

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