60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 6 nights
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Dalian, China
— 3 nights
Train to Zhuhai, Foot to Macau
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Macau, China
— 4 nights
Foot to Zhuhai, Train to Xiamen
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Xiamen, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Train to Busan Station, Ferry to Fukuoka
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Himeji, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Shizuoka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fujinomiya, Japan
— 3 nights
Train to Mishima Sta., Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Beijing, China

— 6 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 your shopping at Nanluoguxiang and Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace. And it doesn't end there: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Beijing road trip app.

Billund, Denmark to Beijing is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Billund to Beijing. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billund in August: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dalian.

Things to do in Beijing

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Dalian, China

— 3 nights
The large city of Dalian gets its history from its seaport, its modernity from its industry, and its visitors from the fact it largely keeps these things from view.
Dalian is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Jinshitan Scenic Area, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium., walk around Dalian Zhongshan Square, and make a trip to Xinghai Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Dalian trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Dalian takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Dalian sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Dalian

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Macau, China

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Coloane and Cotai Strip Resorts. Do your shopping at City of Dreams and Pastelaria Koi Kei. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's, don't miss a visit to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), try to win big at Casino at Venetian Macao, and explore the galleries of Taipa Village Art Space.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Macau tour itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Dalian to Macau in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Xiamen.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Casinos

Xiamen, China

— 2 nights

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Do your shopping at Gulangyu and Tasty Life. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Yuyuan Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baicheng Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanputuo Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Zhongshan Road Walking Street.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Xiamen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Macau to Xiamen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Xiamen are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xiamen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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.
Head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Xintiandifor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Travel China Guide and Huangpu River. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Former French Concession, look for gifts at Spin Ceramics, visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Shanghai online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Xiamen to Shanghai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xiamen in September, expect Shanghai to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Get outdoors at Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Migliore Dongdaemun Shop. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Insadong, stroll around Namsan Park, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and look for gifts at Creative Life Store KEY.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seoul road trip site.

Fly from Shanghai to Seoul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Shanghai in September, you will find days in Seoul are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Fukuoka, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Escape the urban bustle at Aburayama Shimin no Mori and Nokonoshima Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Kitakyushu (Kokura Castle, Mojiko Retro, &more) and Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu, and go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Fukuoka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fukuoka: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Himeji, Japan

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Matsue Swimming Beach and Mt. Kuma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Hattoji Furusatomura (in Bizen), Amore Beach (in Akashi) and Okayama (Mt. Keshigo & AEON MALL Mall Okayama). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, boost your wellbeing at Kagura no Yu, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Himeji Central Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Himeji journey planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Himeji takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Koya and Gyoja no Taki. Head to Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor some retail therapy. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park) and Healing Space Koyasan Uguisu Seitaiin (in Koya-cho). There's still lots to do: stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Minami (Namba), and shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Osaka online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura. Get in touch with nature at Kimono Atelier Akane and 株式会社 MATATABI. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Arashiyama, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Daimonji, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and see what you can catch with Hero Tour Japan.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping

Shizuoka, Japan

— 3 nights
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Shop till you drop at Shinshizuoka Cenova and Shimizu Fish Market Kashinoichi. Step out of Shizuoka with an excursion to Horaibashi Bridge in Shimada--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, don't miss a visit to JR Shizuoka Station Building Parche, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the historical opulence of Shizuoka castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shizuoka journey maker tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Shizuoka by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Shizuoka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Fujinomiya, Japan

— 3 nights
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Do your shopping at Tago no Tsuki Honten and Numazu Minato Shinsenkan. Visiting Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Fujinomiya: Japan's Highest Peak Fujisan Kengamine Monument (in Narusawa-mura), Numazu Port (in Numazu) and Spas (in Ichikawamisato-cho). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, explore the activities along Waketamaike Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Asagiri Plateau, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mishima Taisha.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fujinomiya using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shizuoka to Fujinomiya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Fujinomiya are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Toi Beach and Shakushi Toge. Venture out of the city with trips to Izu (Odoi Beach & Nishiizu Skyline) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). There's much more to do: cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, and take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

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You can drive from Fujinomiya to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Hakone-machi is a bit cooler than Fujinomiya - with highs of 19°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Spas · Theme Parks · Baths · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kimono Me and ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵. Do your shopping at Ginza and Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Seya Citizen Forest (in Yokohama), America Camp Village (in Okutama-machi) and Rock Garden (in Ome). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Odaiba District, shop like a local with Asakusa, stop by Akihabara, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with Tokyo Gaijins - Day Tours.

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

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips