60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
2
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
3
Takayama, Japan
— 4 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
5
Busan, South Korea
— 5 nights
6
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
7
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
8
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
9
Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
10
Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
11
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Hase-dera Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In January, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Kazurayama Castle Ruins (in Susono), Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji (in Izu) and Yamanakako-mura (Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck & Mt. Ishiwari). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mount Fuji, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Tenkakudai, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

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Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in February: highs in Hakone-machi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ito, Yamanakako-mura, Kazurayama Castle Ruins, Mt. Shakushi, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

4
nights
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Nagase house, &more), Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida) and Matsumoto (Japan Ukiyo-e Museum & Matsumoto Castle). There's still lots to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yachiya Sake Brewery, and admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Takayama trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Takayama in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February in Takayama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Kanazawa, Matsumoto, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, Kiso Fukushima Ski Resort
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Sunset Owl Cafe (in Sennichimae). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning site.

You can drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takayama in February, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
When in Busan, make a side trip to see Oedo Botania in Geoje, approximately Geoje away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Busan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Seokbulsa Temple ©
Seokbulsa Temple

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon), DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Nami Island (in Chuncheon). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, take a stroll through Insadong, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seoul day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Busan in February; daily highs in Seoul reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village, Nami Island
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

5
nights
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 Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), fly down the slopes at Baijing Bayi Ski Field, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Beijing holiday planner.

Fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Beijing is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Beijing are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Change things up with a short trip to Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau (about 2h 15 min away). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), head off the coast to Lantau island, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong trip maker website.

You can fly from Beijing to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in March, expect nights in Hong Kong to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ruins of St. Paul's
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

5
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Longshan Palace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yangmingshan National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taipei online travel route planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Taipei in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hong Kong in March since evenings lows in Taipei dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Leofoo Village Theme Park
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

6
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanghai: Suzhou Garden Museum (in Suzhou) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai itinerary planner.

Getting from Taipei to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in March, with highs in Shanghai at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suzhou Garden Museum, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

6
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Seongsan Ilchulbong about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, walk around Sarabong Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jeju tour itinerary site.

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 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Sarabong Park ©
Sarabong Park