59 days in East Asia Itinerary

59 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Asia tour planner

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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Izu, Japan
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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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, steep yourself in history at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), fly down the slopes at Jundushan Ski, and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beijing trip itinerary planner.

Silao, Mexico to Beijing is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Silao to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Silao in February: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 6°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Man Mo Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Lantau island.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Beijing in February; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 23°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Ishigaki, Japan

— 4 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Spend 15th (Mon) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, and stroll around Banna Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Taipei, Taiwan

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Shimen Jinganggong (in New Taipei), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple), browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Taipei trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Taipei takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ishigaki to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Taipei when traveling from Ishigaki in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), make a trip to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Longhua Temple, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Shanghai visit app.

You can fly from Taipei to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. In February, Shanghai is little chillier than Taipei - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Sarabong Park, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and find something for the whole family at Eco Land Theme Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jeju trip builder app.

You can fly from Shanghai to Jeju in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Shanghai to Jeju, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 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.
Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March in Seoul, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Osaka, Japan

— 4 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 Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more), Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Seoul to Osaka in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Osaka when traveling from Seoul in March, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip site.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Izu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Izu, Japan

— 5 nights
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izu: Numazu Kokusai Country Club (in Numazu), Ito (Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum, Izu Glass and Craft Museum, &more) and Matsuzaki-cho (Sakura Trees Near Naka River & Osawaso Yamanoie). There's lots more to do: tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, don't miss a visit to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, identify plant and animal life at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Izu trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Izu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Izu, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Izu

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tokyo trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Izu to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Izu in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Tokyo, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip