60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Takayama, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
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Chengdu, China
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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.
Visiting Tokyo Gaijins - Day Tours and Chikurin Park will get you outdoors. Odaiba District and Ginza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Takayama, Japan

— 3 nights
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Appreciate the collections at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan). Do some cultural sightseeing at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Nagase house. Take a break from Takayama with a short trip to Wada House in Shirakawa-mura, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Takayama online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Takayama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get slightly colder in Takayama: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Nishiki Market Shopping District or Nishijin Textile Center. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, stop by Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route planning app.

Drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Nara, Japan

— 3 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Japan Tour Adventure in Nara. Head to Studio Yamato Zakura and Experience YAMATOfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nara: Hase-dera Temple (in Sakurai) and Kuriyama Family Residence (in Gojo). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jindoji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yoshikien, and see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara journey planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nara, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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.
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Mizuno Sportology Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). Venture out of the city with trips to Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) & Kobe Harborland), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nara in April since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Former French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple. Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, view the masterpieces at Three on the Bund, and wander the streets of Xintiandi.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. We've included these beaches for you: Gwakji Gwamul Beach and Hamdeok Beach. Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Geomunoreum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sehwa Beach, get outside with Hyeopjae Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step out of the city life by going to Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallery Mare and Busan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In April, daytime highs in Busan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Gyeongju, South Korea

— 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and finally steep yourself in history at Tongiljeon.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip builder website.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in April, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (14°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Insadong, make a trip to Baek In-je's House, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in April: highs in Seoul hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, then shop like a local with Altan Khaan Gallery, then view the masterpieces at 976 Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Genghis Khan Square.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seoul in April, you will find days in Ulaanbaatar are little chillier (11°C), and nights are colder (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums · Shopping

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Heaven and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple. Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Beijing route maker tool.

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in May, expect nights in Beijing to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · 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.
On the 7th (Fri), make a short side trip with Travel China Guide. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Xi'an are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Chengdu, China

— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Suit Republic and IFS. Museum-lovers will appreciate Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum and Jinsha Site Museum. Go for a jaunt from Chengdu to Dujiangyan to see Dujiangyan Panda Base about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chengdu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Chengdu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chengdu, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Get some cultural insight at Lantau island and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha). Head to IFC mall and Bamboo Scenesfor plenty of shopping. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), awaken your taste buds at Secret Food Tours Hong Kong, and deepen your understanding at Sandbox VR.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary app.

Getting from Chengdu to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hong Kong, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Mongolia travel guide

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Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.