23 days in East Asia Itinerary

23 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka visit planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, stroll around Namsan Park, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and make a trip to N Seoul Tower.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Seoul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Seoul sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

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Jeju, South Korea

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and get outside with Hamdeok Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jeju trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

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Shanghai, China

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take a stroll through Taikang Road, then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip builder site.

Getting from Jeju to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeju to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. In July in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), appreciate the history behind Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), and examine the collection at The Palace Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing tour planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Beijing by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beijing, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14: