57 days in Japan, China & Singapore Itinerary

57 days in Japan, China & Singapore Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Wuhan, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Hamamatsu, Japan
— 4 nights
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Nagoya, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Matsuyama, Japan
— 1 day
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Singapore, Singapore

— 6 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore day trip tool.

Billund, Denmark to Singapore is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Singapore is 7 hours. Traveling from Billund in April, things will get warmer in Singapore: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hong Kong, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), experience the excitement of Sandbox VR, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and pause for some photo ops at Lantau island.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Hong Kong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get little chillier in Hong Kong: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Wuhan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Wuhan, China

— 2 nights
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Wuhan is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hubei Provincial Museum, examine the collection at Dalin Museum for Sexology, walk around Wuhan Botanical Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guiyuan Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wuhan trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Wuhan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, things will get a bit cooler in Wuhan: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Wuhan

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Shanghai, China

— 5 nights

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Former French Concession.

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Getting from Wuhan to Shanghai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Beijing, China

— 5 nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Beijing. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Fly from Beijing to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Tokyo. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Beijing in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hamamatsu, Japan

— 4 nights

City of Music

An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamamatsu: Fujinomiya (The Kiseki Museum of World Stones, Shiraito Falls, &more) and Shizuoka (Higashi Gomon Gate, Shizuoka castle, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hamamatsu Flower Park, learn about all things military at Hamamatsu Air Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ryotan-ji Temple, and walk around Sanaruko Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hamamatsu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hamamatsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hamamatsu: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Nagoya, Japan

— 6 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Ise (Okageza, Okage Yokocho, &more), Kuwana (Nabana no Sato & Spas) and Toba Aquarium (in Toba). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Seinan Sumiyagura.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Hamamatsu to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Nagoya are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Hokkeji Temple & Todai-ji Temple) and Byodoin (in Uji). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in May, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka travel planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Japan

— 1 day
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, make a trip to Okaido Shopping Street, step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, don't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Dogo Onsengai, and finally don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock.

To find out how to plan a trip to Matsuyama, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Osaka to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Osaka in May, plan for slightly colder days in Matsuyama, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Baths

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.

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.

Shikoku travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Spiritual Island
The smallest of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku remains one of the country's forgotten tourist destinations, still considered little more than a rural backwater. Despite this reputation, the island boasts numerous notable temples and outstanding hiking areas, sure to satisfy nature lovers and those looking to add a bit of culture to their visit. Shikoku tourism gets a boost from its famed "88 Temple Route," appealing to pilgrims seeking spiritual perfection, as well as pristine natural scenery of picturesque rivers and majestic mountains. Thanks to the area's rugged but easily accessible wilderness, some of the most popular things to do in Shikoku include hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, and sailing.