32 days in South Korea, Tokyo & Shanghai Itinerary

32 days in South Korea, Tokyo & Shanghai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
2
Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
4
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
5
Shanghai, China
— 6 nights

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hase-dera Temple and Memorial Warships Mikasa. Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi), Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (in Saitama). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashima Jingu, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, explore the galleries of Pola Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Naritasan Omote Sando.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

Berlin, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Katori, Kamakura, Narita, Memorial Warships Mikasa, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

4
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like UN Memorial Cemetery and Haedong Yonggung Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gwangalli Beach and Spas. Step out of Busan with an excursion to Oedo Botania in Geoje--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Songdo Beach, stroll around Dongbaekseom Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Donggwang Church, and visit Solbat Art Village.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Busan itinerary builder.

Fly from Tokyo to Busan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tokyo in March since evenings lows in Busan dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
Highlights from your plan
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. Appreciate the collections at Trickeye Museum Seoul and National Folk Museum of Korea. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Suwon (Dongbukgongsimdon & Hwaseong Fortress). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, visit Insadong, and make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Seoul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Suwon
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

6
nights
Jeju, South Korea

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seongeup Folk Village and Seonunjeongsa Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Spirited Garden and The Islander. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff & Yongmeori Beach). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, get outside with Hamdeok Beach, don't miss a visit to Yongduam Rock, and kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju attractions planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Pudong New Area. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an) and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Explore Shanghai's surroundings by going to Suzhou (The Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, &more). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, take a stroll through Old Town (Nanshi), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Jeju to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeju to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Suzhou
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an) ©
Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an)

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