39 days in Shanghai, South Korea & Qatar Itinerary

39 days in Shanghai, South Korea & Qatar Itinerary

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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Sokcho, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 8 nights
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Gyeongju, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 7 nights

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Jinji Lake and Bihaijinsha Wonder World. Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre and Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an) will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Chang Guang Xi National Wetland Park (in Wuxi), Chongming County (Chong Ming Dong Tan Niao Lei , Shanghai Chongming Gold Beach, &more) and Suzhou (Qilishantang, Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, &more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, examine the collection at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai online trip itinerary maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Shanghai is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Prague to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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) ©

5
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.
DMZ Tours has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Cheonggyecheon Stream and Manisan Mountain will get you outdoors. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Grevin Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Incheon (Jeondeungsa Temple & Songdo Central Park). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center, take in panoramic vistas at Lotte World Tower & Mall, and get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul online itinerary builder.

Getting from Shanghai to Seoul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Seoul. Traveling from Shanghai in July, expect Seoul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

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Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Insadong ©
Insadong

3
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Sokcho, South Korea

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Teddy Bear Museum Seorak and Teddy Bear Farm. Visit Naksan Beach and Sokcho Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun), Yangyang-gun (Uisangdae & Naksansa Temple) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach, hunt for treasures at Sokcho Central Market, and examine the collection at National Mountain Museum.

For photos and tourist information, read our Sokcho trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Seoul to Sokcho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Geumganggul Cave ©
Geumganggul Cave
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Haedong Yonggung Temple and Tomb of King Suro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Radium Art Center. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Miryang (Yeongnamlu & Pyochungsa Temple), Junam Reservoir (in Changwon) and Gimhae (Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun, Daeseong-dong Tomb Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, go for a walk through Igidae Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hakdong Mongdol Beach, and get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Busan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sokcho to Busan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Busan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Spas

8
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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Islander and Trick Art Museum Korea. Take a break from the city and head to Hamdeok Beach and Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Bonte Museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Maze Land, head outdoors with Hallasan, and witness the site of a historic battle at Seongeup Folk Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hallasan
Hallasan

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Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Yeongildae Beach and Gyeongju National Park. Head to Deabak Plaza and Jukdo Marketfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Daegu (Daegu Art Museum, Shinsegae Department Store Daegu, &more), Pohang (The National Lighthouse Museum, Oeosa Temple of Unjesan Mountain, &more) and Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple, Ulsan Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gyeongju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In August in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Doha.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

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Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Qatar and QM GALLERY AL RIWAQ. Visit State Grand Mosque and Al-Zubara Fort for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Doha: Al-Rayyan (Film City & Zekreet Beach), Dukhan Beach (in Dukhan) and Mesaieed (Sand Dunes Qatar & Sealine Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, browse the range of quality goods at Mall of Qatar, see the interesting displays at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fuwairit Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Doha online trip planner.

You can travel from Gyeongju to Doha in 17.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Gyeongju to Doha, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gyeongju in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Doha: temperatures range from 51°C by day to 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Khor Al Udaid Beach ©
Khor Al Udaid Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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