60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Beijing, China
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Seoul, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Busan, South Korea
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
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Hong Kong, China
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Shanghai, China
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Xi'an, China
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aryabal Meditation Temple, and appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Ulaanbaatar due to the time zone difference. In August in Ulaanbaatar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

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

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Beijing is a bit warmer than Ulaanbaatar - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, stroll around Namsan Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine.

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

Fly from Beijing to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Beijing to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Seoul sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Jeju, South Korea

— 7 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and get outside with Hyeopjae Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip maker.

Getting from Seoul to Jeju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in September, you will find days in Jeju are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Busan, South Korea

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Gyeongju (Gyeongju National Museum & Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Busan online route planner.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Busan when traveling from Jeju in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Peace Osaka, then shop like a local with Dotombori District, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Fly from Busan to Osaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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 with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ishigaki, Japan

— 5 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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Akashi Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. In September, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.
Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), stroll through Lantau island, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ishigaki to Hong Kong. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.
Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shanghai road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in October, things will get a bit cooler in Shanghai: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Xi'an, China

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Here are some ideas for day two: catch all the local highlights with Travel China Guide.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an travel planning app.

Fly from Shanghai to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in October; daily highs in Xi'an reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Lhasa, China

— 3 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nechung Monastery and Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lhasa trip site.

You can fly from Xi'an to Lhasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Xi'an in October, plan for little chillier nights in Lhasa, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors