60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Chengdu, China
— 2 nights
Train to Zhuhai, Foot to Rua da Tribuna
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Macau, China
— 3 nights
Ferry to China Ferry Terminal, Train to Quanzhou Station
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Quanzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Wenzhou, China
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Train to Weihai, Ferry to Incheon Int'l Port, Subway to Seoul
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Daegu, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fukuoka, Train to Himeji
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Himeji, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara Station, Train to Niigata
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Niigata, Japan
— 2 nights
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Sendai, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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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.
Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Palace Museum and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers, explore the ancient world of Jintai Xizhao, and steep yourself in history at Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing route planner.

Billund, Denmark to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Beijing is 7 hours. When traveling from Billund in April, plan for warmer days in Beijing, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Chengdu, China

— 2 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.
Do your shopping at Suit Republic and IFS. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Qingcheng and Kuanzhai Alley. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), don't miss a visit to Jinli Pedestrian Street, take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chengdu trip maker.

You can fly from Beijing to Chengdu in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in April since evenings lows in Chengdu dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Macau, China

— 3 nights
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruins of St. Paul's and Kun Iam Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) and Macao Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Taipa Village Macau, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, view the masterpieces at Macau Design Center, and explore the galleries of Taipa Village Art Space.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Macau trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Chengdu to Macau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Quanzhou.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Quanzhou, China

— 2 nights
A rich maritime history has left Quanzhou with its distinctive look and feel.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chongwu Ancient Town and Qingjing Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quanzhou Maritime Museum and Kaiyuan Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Quanzhou to Putian to see Mazu Temple of Meizhou about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Qinyuan Mountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Quanzhou online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Macau to Quanzhou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wenzhou.

Things to do in Quanzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Wenzhou, China

— 3 nights
Wenzhou is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Zhejiang province in the People's Republic of China. On the 26th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Wenzhou Wuma Street Yunbo Shopping Site, then explore the activities along Nanxi River, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nanxijiang. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Jiangxin Island and then get in on the family fun at Wenzhou Amusement Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Wenzhou holiday planner.

You can drive from Quanzhou to Wenzhou in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Wenzhou

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Former French Concession, stop by Spin Ceramics, take in the exciting artwork at Three on the Bund, and admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wenzhou to Shanghai. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine are in your itinerary. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, take a stroll through Insadong, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in May, plan for little chillier nights in Seoul, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Daegu.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Daegu, South Korea

— 3 nights
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sanghwa Yi's Old House, hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyesan Catholic Church, and finally stroll around Apsan Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eunhaesa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, and then see the interesting displays at Daegu Safety Theme Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Daegu trip tool.

You can take a train from Seoul to Daegu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Seoul in May, you will find days in Daegu are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beomeosa Temple and UN Memorial Cemetery. For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, stroll around Yongdusan Park, and make a trip to BIFF Square.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan online journey planner.

Getting from Daegu to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Daegu in May: highs in Busan hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Himeji, Japan

— 4 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Himeji Castle and Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei. Head to ART NOMURA and Mamekichi Hompo, Kurashikifor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Kurashiki (Shinkeien, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Hashimoto Gallery Bizen Pottery Sankoan (in Bizen) and Okayama (Okayama Castle & Okayama Korakuen Garden). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kyu Hatosaki Torodo, make a trip to Otemae Street, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip maker site.

You can fly from Busan to Himeji in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Busan in May, Himeji is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Head to Dotombori District and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotomborifor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Osaka Castle and Nigatsu-do Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Tokondo, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, stop by Minami (Namba), and don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka route planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Himeji in May: highs in Osaka hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Visit Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, wander the streets of Gion, admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning app.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
For shopping fun, head to Pola Museum of Art or Aoki no Himono Atami Ekimae. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Fuji and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Odawara (Odawara Castle & Odawara Castle Tenshukaku). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niigata, Japan

— 2 nights
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Niigata Church, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marinepia Nihonkai, sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, admire the landmark architecture of Yahikoyama Panorama Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yahiko Shrine, and finally try your luck at Yahiko Bicycle Race Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Niigata Station Chuken Tama Ko Statue, stop by Ponshukan Niigata Station, stop by Pia Bandai, then enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, then take in the views from Bandai Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakusan Shrine.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Niigata road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Niigata takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In May in Niigata, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sendai.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Sendai, Japan

— 2 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiogama Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zuiganji, then steep yourself in history at Godaido, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Entsu-in Temple, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Sendai Asaichi, don't miss a visit to Zuihoden, step into the grandiose world of Aoba Castle Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, then get engrossed in the history at Sendai City Museum, and finally shop like a local with Sunmall Ichibancho.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sendai trip planner.

You can drive from Niigata to Sendai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sendai, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ginza and Kōtoku-in. Shop till you drop at Asakusa and Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe, view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour app.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Sendai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip