60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
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Chengdu, China
— 1 night
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Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 1 night
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Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 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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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 5 nights

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Plan my day in Tokyo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Halifax, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Tokyo is 13 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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, visit Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
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Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Religious Site
Kinkaku-ji
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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Mt. Koya, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Dotombori District, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Mountain
Mt. Koya
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Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
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 16th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, and head outdoors with Mt.Omotodake.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planner.

Fly from Osaka to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Osaka in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ishigaki, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Water Body
Kabira Bay
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Spa
Spas
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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

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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. In July, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Theme Park
Hong Kong Disneyland
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Aquarium
Ocean Park
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Lhasa, China

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple.

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You can fly from Hong Kong to Lhasa in 10.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in July: highs in Lhasa hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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World heritage site
Potala Palace
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Religious Site
Sera Monastery
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Chengdu, China

Chengdu ©

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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chengdu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Chengdu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lhasa in July: high temperatures in Chengdu hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Jiuzhaigou County, China

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks
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Xi'an, China

Xi'an ©

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 31st (Mon): get a tailor-made plan with Travel China Guide. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Xi'an trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Beijing, China

Beijing
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, admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Beijing online route builder.

Getting from Xi'an to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
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World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
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World heritage site
The Palace Museum
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shanghai when traveling from Beijing in August, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Shanghai

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Scenic Walking Area
The Bund (Wai Tan)
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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©

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 to go to Seogwipo and see Seongsan Ilchulbong, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, head off the coast to Udo, head outdoors with Sehwa Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Jeju sightseeing planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Jeju by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace.

Plan my day in Seoul using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Seoul

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History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
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Neighborhood
Insadong
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, pause for some photo ops at Zaisan Memorial, explore the world behind art at Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art, and see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar holiday site.

You can fly from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in August, you will find days in Ulaanbaatar are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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History Museum
National History Museum
4.4

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