35 days in China, Japan & Singapore Itinerary

35 days in China, Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Yuzawa-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 1 night
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Anqing, China
— 17 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning site.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. You will leave for Yuzawa-machi on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Yuzawa-machi, Japan

— 5 nights
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Kids will enjoy Kagura Ski Resort and Naeba Ski Resort. Escape the urban bustle at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Nozawa Onsen. Change things up with these side-trips from Yuzawa-machi: Kusatsu Music Forest Cross Country Course (in Kusatsu-machi), Amidado (in Iiyama) and Ogama (in Nozawaonsen-mura). There's much more to do: stroll through Naspa Ski Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Takamine Kogen, fly down the slopes at Yuzawa Nakazato Ski Resort, and get outside with Masu domari.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yuzawa-machi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
Attractions like Odaiba District and Tokyo Tower make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Enjoy Tokyo some more: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, see Asakusa Samurai Ai Armor Experience, and look for gifts at Kimono Me.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Yuzawa-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Shanghai, China

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then get a taste of the local shopping with Xintiandi, and finally walk around Fuxing Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shanghai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anqing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Anqing, China

— 17 nights
Anqing is a prefecture-level city in the southwest of Anhui province, People's Republic of China. Step out of the city life by going to Guniujiang Nature Reserve and Jushi Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Anqing: Penglai Fairy Cave (in Shitai County), Qianshan County (Tianzhu Mountain Cliff Stone Inscription, Tianzhu Mountain Lianhua River Drifting, &more) and Qimen Guniujiang Scenic Resort (in Qimen County). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Huating Lake, delve into the distant past at Tongcheng Ancient City, take in the awesome beauty at Laoshan Mountain, and make a trip to Huangmei Opera Hall.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Anqing online trip builder.

Drive from Shanghai to Anqing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Anqing

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Shanghai, China

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Huangpu River, take a stroll through Former French Concession, and then shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Jin Mao Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan).

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Drive from Anqing to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Omotesando, enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), shop like a local with Art Jeunesse Akihabara, then stop by Akihabara, and finally wander the streets of Ueno District. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown and then shop like a local with Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route maker website.

You can fly from Shanghai to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 20th (Sat), shop like a local with Orchard Road, then take a stroll through Chinatown, and then make a trip to Singapore Flyer.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Singapore in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get much warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Anhui travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Historic Sites · Wildlife Areas
Crossing the basins of the Yangtze and Huai rivers, the landlocked province of Anhui features a warm, moist climate, distinct seasons, and an abundance of dramatic, dreamy landscapes. The main attraction in Anhui remains a World Heritage-listed mountain with spectacular rock formations and towering pines shrouded by clouds. Cultural tourism in Anhui will take you to World Heritage-listed ancient villages and royal tombs, and to a performance of the famous Hui opera. Outdoor lovers can venture to the mountains, scenic lakes, and the longest karst cave in East China, or visit the wildlife reserves to glimpse rare species, such as the Chinese alligator and white-finned globefish.