21 days in South Korea, Beijing & Osaka Itinerary

21 days in South Korea, Beijing & Osaka Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Incheon, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China

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: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), see where the action happens at Olympic Park, and take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Beijing is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Washington DC to Beijing. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Incheon.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

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Incheon, South Korea

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Incheon: Bucheon (Bucheon Natural Ecological Park & Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bomunsa Temple, contemplate the long history of Ganghwasanseong Fortress, snap pictures at Incheon Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Bupyeong History Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Incheon holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Incheon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Incheon is 1 hour. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Incheon: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Seoul.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower and then don't miss a visit to Insadong. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House, then contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul journey maker app.

Seoul is very close to Incheon. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Osaka, Japan

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Seoul to Osaka in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.