56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Singapore, Singapore
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Manila, Philippines
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Osaka, Japan
— 9 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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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.
Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Namsan Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Ewhawon (in Gapyeong-gun), Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and Icheon Termeden (in Icheon). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, explore the wide array of goods at Migliore Dongdaemun Shop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seoul route tool.

Charlotte, USA to Seoul is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Charlotte to Seoul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Head to Taipei 101 and Lao Zhen Xiang Bakeryfor some retail therapy. Attractions like Dongshan River Forest Park and Big City make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area (in Xinzhuang), Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)) and Fuxing District (Lala Mountain Nature Reserve & Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and explore the wide array of goods at Pacific Sogo Taipei.

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Traveling by flight from Seoul to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Taipei. Traveling from Seoul in June, things will get a bit warmer in Taipei: highs are around 91°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Singapore, Singapore

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Attractions like Singapore Zoo and Universal Studios Singapore make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Orchard Road or Clarke Quay. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Singapore road trip tool.

You can fly from Taipei to Singapore in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Singapore are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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Manila, Philippines

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Do your shopping at Evia Lifestyle Center and Ateneo Art Gallery. Kids will enjoy Mall of Asia Arena and Robinsons Place Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Manila side-trips: Mandaluyong (SM Megamall & The Podium), Makati (Ayala Center, Greenbelt Mall, &more) and Commercenter Alabang (in Muntinlupa). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Sining Kamalig, browse the different shops at Santolan Town Plaza, and hunt for treasures at Salcedo Saturday Market.

Before you visit Manila, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Manila takes 7.5 hours. July in Manila sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Kyoto Station Building. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Nara (Animal Shelter Zoo, Todai-ji Temple, &more) and Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Nijo Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, and wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder website.

Fly from Manila to Osaka in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi), Fuji (Imamiya Tea Plantation & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Yokohama). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tokyo Sea Life Park, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Metro Manila travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Metropolitan Manila, commonly known as Metro Manila or simply Manila, is the official and administrative definition of the urban area surrounding the Philippine capital city, Manila. It is the capital region of the Philippines, the seat of government, and the second-most populous and most densely populated region of the country. Also officially known as the National Capital Region (NCR), it is composed of the City of Manila, Quezon City, the country's most populous city, and the cities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela, including the only remaining municipality of Pateros.The National Capital Region, with an area of 619.5 km2, has a population of, making it the second most populous region in the Philippines, as well as the 9th most populous metropolitan area in Asia. The total urbanized area, referring to its continuous urban expansion into the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Batangas, was listed as having a population of by Demographia, making it the 4th most populous urban area in the world. These 5 provinces, plus Metro Manila and Pampanga, sum to 30.7 million residents as of the newly counted census of 2015.

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