39 days in East Asia Itinerary

39 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 8 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 11 nights
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Beijing, China
— 7 nights
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Yulin, China
— 3 nights
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Guilin, China
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea

— 8 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.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the masterpieces at Seoul Arts Center, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul visit site.

Toronto, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Seoul: highs are around 5°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 10:

Tokyo, Japan

— 11 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, Lake Kawaguchi, &more) and Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In February, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Seoul - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 21:

Beijing, China

— 7 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get a bit cooler in Beijing: highs are around 6°C and lows about -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yulin.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 21 — Mar 1:

Yulin, China

— 3 nights
Yulin is a prefecture-level city in the Shanbei region of Shaanxi province, China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the north, Shanxi to the east, and Ningxia to the west. Yulin is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Zhenbeitai Observation Deck, explore the ancient world of Yulin Ancient City, see Great Wall Ruins of Qin Dynasty, and take in breathtaking views at Red Stone Gorge.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yulin online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Beijing to Yulin with the Route module. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Yulin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Guilin, China

— 6 nights
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guilin: Longyan Rocks of Guilin (in Lingui County) and Yulong River (in Yangshuo County). There's much more to do: Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), take in the exciting artwork at Ronghu Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin Botanical Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Wave-Subduing Hill Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Guilin day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yulin to Guilin. March in Guilin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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