56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
2
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
8
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
9
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
10
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
11
Beijing, China
— 4 nights

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
For shopping fun, head to Tsim Sha Tsui or PMQ. Get a sense of the local culture at Soho and Po Lin Monastery. The adventure continues: trek along Dragon's Back, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria Harbour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong visit planner.

Kristiansand, Norway to Hong Kong is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kristiansand to Hong Kong, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Kristiansand in June, with highs in Hong Kong at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

5
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Do your shopping at Bamboo Market and E Mall. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Ilig Iligan Beach, kick back and relax at Lapuz-Lapuz Beach, and head off the coast to Boracay Waters.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

6
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tirta Empul Temple and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Melasti Beach and Bingin Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Balangan Beach (in Kuta), Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of USS Liberty Shipwreck, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, and kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ubud trip planner.

You can fly from Boracay to Ubud in 10.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pecatu, Ungasan, Balangan Beach, Tirta Empul Temple, Museum PASIFIKA
Highlights from your plan
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Explore hidden gems such as Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach. Visiting Seven Commando Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Nido trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Ubud to El Nido in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach

4
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
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.
Get outdoors at Yangmingshan National Park and YehLiu Geopark. Visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lungshan Temple for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and take a stroll through Ximending.

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Getting from El Nido to Taipei by flight takes about 8.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark

6
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.
Visit Hase-dera Temple and Kōtoku-in for their historical value. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Ginza. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

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You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Tokyo is 1 hour. In July, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Taipei - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ise Grand Shrine for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Okage Yokocho), Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Ise, Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. Gallery Mare and Busan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: visit Gamcheon Culture Village, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Busan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Busan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Seoul to go to Paju and see DMZ Haemaru Village, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and don't miss a visit to Deoksugung.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seoul journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Seoul sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea

5
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.
Visit Tian Zi Fang and The Bund (Wai Tan) for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Former French Concession, shop like a local with Xintiandi, visit Taikang Road, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Shanghai. Traveling from Seoul in July, you will find days in Shanghai are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

4
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), admire the striking features of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), browse the exhibits of Chinese Imperial Post, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Beijing. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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