60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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Guilin, China
— 1 night
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Chengdu, China
— 3 nights
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Lhasa, 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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Hangzhou, China
— 1 night
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Naha, Japan
— 3 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
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Nara, Japan
— 5 nights
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Shirakawa-cho, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shek O Beach and Tai Long Wan. Shop till you drop at IFC mall and Bamboo Scenes. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, contemplate the long history of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), and don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong day trip planning website.

Canberra, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Canberra in March, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Guilin.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Guilin, China

— 1 night
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the galleries of Ronghu Art Museum, surround yourself with nature on China Educational Tours, and then explore the ancient world of Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guilin road trip website.

Take a train from Hong Kong to Guilin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in March, things will get a bit cooler in Guilin: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Chengdu.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Head to Suit Republic and Galleriafor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and Yinchang Valley. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at IFS.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chengdu road trip planner.

Getting from Guilin to Chengdu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lhasa.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

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Lhasa, China

— 1 night
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Lhasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chengdu in March, things will get a bit cooler in Lhasa: highs are around 14°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites

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 31st (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Travel China Guide. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Xi'an trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lhasa to Xi'an by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lhasa in March: highs in Xi'an hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Visit Temple of Heaven and Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) for their historical value. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, contemplate the long history of Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Beijing sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Three on the Bund. Get some historical perspective at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Former French Concession, buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, stop by Spin Ceramics, and stop by Maoming Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shanghai, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Hangzhou, China

— 1 night

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu).

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Traveling by train from Shanghai to Hangzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Ishigaki.
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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.
Visit Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Pinion Direct Shop and Nei Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Nishinohama, Fuki Beach, &more) and Hamashima In Leaf (in Taketomi-jima). There's still lots to do: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Maesato Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akashi Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

Fly from Hangzhou to Ishigaki in 8 hours. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hangzhou in April since evenings lows in Ishigaki dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Miyakojima, Japan

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagamahama Beach Coast, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Boraga Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Naha, Japan

— 3 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
We've included these beaches for you: Aharen Beach and Nirai Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Aka Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Yomitan-son (Toguchi Beach & Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center) and Zamami-son (Nishibama Beach & Gahijima Sand Dune). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle and stop by Yacchi & Moon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Naha day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Naha takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Kabashima Lighthouse Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Takahama Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Magome Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Kaminoshima Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, and finally stop by Ishimaru Bunkoudou.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki road trip planning site.

Getting from Naha to Nagasaki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Nagasaki is little chillier than Naha - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Hiroshima, Japan

— 5 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Head to Itsukushima Gekijyo and Sankai Station Hiroshima Hakken Marketfor plenty of shopping. Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Mikasahama Beach (in Hatsukaichi), Kuromatsu Beach (in Gotsu) and Oda (Kotogahama Beach & Thermal Spas). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyosen-ji Temple, and kick back and relax at Bay Side Beach Saka.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 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 Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Arashiyama, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nara, Japan

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Experience YAMATO and Kadohama Gomatofu Sohompo. Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Rokuen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nara: Kuriyama Family Residence (in Gojo), Koya-cho (Rokkaku Kyozo, Mt. Koya, &more) and Farm Market Yottette Michi no Eki Kudoyama (in Kudoyama-cho). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, make a trip to Daibutsuden, take in nature's colorful creations at Yoshikien, and examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nara day trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in May, Nara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shirakawa-cho.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Shirakawa-cho, Japan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Hisuikyo and then contemplate the long history of Shirakawago Gassho Culture Hall (Old Matsui Family House).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shirakawa-cho online attractions planner.

Getting from Nara to Shirakawa-cho by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Nara, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shirakawa-cho, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shirakawa-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Tokyo, Japan

— 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Odaiba District and Akihabara. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo & Hase-dera Temple). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, and stop by Ginza.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder app.

Getting from Shirakawa-cho to Tokyo by car takes about 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Shirakawa-cho in May: highs in Tokyo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tibet travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Roof of the World
Standing at an average height of 4,900 m (16,000 ft), Tibet reigns as the highest region on Earth. Tourism in Tibet revolves around the area's intense natural and cultural heritage, with Tibetan Buddhist sites and serious mountaineering drawing most visitors to the region. See the home of dalai lamas and their summer palaces, and take part in a meditation with monks. Outdoor adventures can take you to the world's highest saltwater, as well as one of the world's highest monasteries. Home to legendary Mount Everest and other soaring peaks, this "roof of the world" beckons to adventurous climbers, while several of China's major rivers have their source on the Tibetan Plateau. During your tour of Tibet, be sure to try some of the regional staples: roasted barley, yak meat, and yak butter tea.

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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