59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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Lhasa, China
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Emeishan, China
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Songpan County, China
— 1 night
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Wenchuan County, China
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Chengdu, China
— 4 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Gongju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Andong, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
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Shanghai, China
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Hong Kong, China
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Lhasa, China

— 3 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Sera Monastery will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nechung Monastery and Temple, admire the striking features of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, examine the collection at Tibet Museum, and don't miss a visit to Barkhor Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lhasa day trip planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Lhasa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to China Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in February: highs in Lhasa hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Emeishan, China

— 2 nights
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qingyin Pavillion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fuhu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Emei Mountain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baoguo Temple, see the interesting displays at Emeishan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wuyou Temple, then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oriental Buddha Capital.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Emeishan trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Emeishan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Songpan County, China

— 1 night
Though the area remains largely rural and the economy mostly geared towards agriculture, tourism in Songpan County has begun to develop, with a host of scenic areas and cultural sites to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at SongPan LiShi WenHua ZhanLanGuan, identify plant and animal life at Huanglong Scenic Valley, then appreciate the views at Huanglong Valley, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Erdaohai Lakes Scienc Spot.

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Fly from Emeishan to Songpan County in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Wenchuan County.

Things to do in Songpan County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Wenchuan County, China

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda and then identify plant and animal life at Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wenchuan County holiday planner.

Drive from Songpan County to Wenchuan County in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Wenchuan County

Wildlife · Parks

Chengdu, China

— 4 nights

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shijing Temple and Kuanzhai Alley. Museum-lovers will appreciate Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum and Sanhe Classic Car Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chengdu: Sichuan Cuisine Museum (in Pi County) and Jianchuan Museum (in Dayi County). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get engrossed in the history at Wuhou Memorial Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jinli Pedestrian Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chengdu driving holiday planner.

Drive from Wenchuan County to Chengdu in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Chengdu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Xi'an, China

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). Get some historical perspective at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Xi'an: Shuilu Temple (in Lantian County), Yaowang Shan Scenic Resort (in Tongchuan) and Xianyang (Hanyangling Museum & Xianyang Geothermy City). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an online travel planner.

You can fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Xi'an is little chillier than Chengdu - with highs of 11°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Beijing, China

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven. Let the collections at The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), catch a live event at Olympic Park, and explore the world behind art at Art Museum of Stone Carvings.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in February, things will get a bit cooler in Beijing: highs are around 6°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum of Korea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Changdeokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Insadong, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seoul tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Beijing to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Gongju, South Korea

— 3 nights
Gongju, also spelt Kongju, is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.HistoryGongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. Visit Busosanseong Fortress and Gapsa temple for their historical value. Let the collections at Buyeo National Museum and Gongju National Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Oeam Folk Village (in Asan), Buyeo-gun (Baekje Royal Tombs, Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple, &more) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Magoksa Temple, get engrossed in the history at SeokJangNi Museum, examine the collection at Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall, and contemplate the long history of Gongsanseong.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Gongju day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seoul to Gongju. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Andong.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Andong, South Korea

— 4 nights

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Sosuseowon Confucian Academy and Andong Hahoe Folk Village will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Hahoe Mask Museum and Andong Folk Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Andong: Guinsa Temple (in Danyang-gun), Donghwasa (in Daegu) and Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongnyangsa Temple, steep yourself in history at Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram), and stroll around Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Andong travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Gongju to Andong with the Route module. Traveling from Gongju in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Andong, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Jeju, South Korea

— 6 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gwaneumsa Temple and Bangju Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jeju Folk Museum and Jeju Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater, take in the dramatic natural features at Geomunoreum, get engrossed in the history at Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum, and shop like a local with The Islander.

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

Fly from Andong to Jeju in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. There's much more to do: make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeju to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Shanghai are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Taipei, Taiwan

— 4 nights

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.
National Palace Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate U-mkt and The Lin Yutang House. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, admire the natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, and stop by Ximending.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taipei tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in March: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Hong Kong, China

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get some historical perspective at Lantau island and Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple. Hong Kong Museum of History and Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), see the interesting displays at Sam Tung Uk Museum, identify plant and animal life at Ha Pak Nai, and get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore Botanic Gardens and Battlebox are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and National Museum of Singapore. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Singapore in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.