32 days in Asia Itinerary

32 days in Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 10 nights
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Hong Kong, China
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Beijing, China

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 National Museum Of China, Beijing Botanical Garden and Mutianyu Great Wall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Palace Museum and Meridian Gate (Wu Men). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and take a stroll through 798 Art Zone.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Beijing trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Beijing. Traveling from Dublin in May, you will find days in Beijing are much warmer (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bongeunsa Temple. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch) and Grevin Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, make a trip to Gwanghwamun Gate, examine the collection at National Palace Museum of Korea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogyesa Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in May, you will find days in Seoul are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Appreciate the collections at Nezu Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ueno District, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker website.

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Mimurotoji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tofuku-ji Temple and Pontocho District. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Hojo-in Temple (in Uji) and Kobe (Kawasaki Good Times World & Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki)). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Mint Museum, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Shanghai, China

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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Tian Zi Fang will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Former French Concession, stop by Taikang Road, steep yourself in history at Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence, and stroll around Fuxing Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shanghai route planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Shanghai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Osaka to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Shanghai sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours

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Taipei, Taiwan

City of Azaleas

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.
Taipei Confucius Temple and Lanyang Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Palace Museum and New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Eighteen Peaks (in East District), Toucheng (Waiao Beach, Tou Cheng Bathing Beach, &more) and Fulung Beach (in Gongliao). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Xinyue Beach, get interesting insight from Like It Formosa, contemplate the long history of Bopiliao Ancient Street, and surround yourself with nature on YOLO Taiwan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip maker tool.

You can fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in June; daily highs in Taipei reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and Lin Fa Kung Temple - Tai Hang. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Po Lin Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Shek O Beach, wander the streets of Soho, and appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong day trip planning website.

Getting from Taipei to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites