16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Changgyeonggung Palace and Deoksugung. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, see the interesting displays at Grevin Museum, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and appreciate the history behind Gwanghwamun Gate.

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Monterrey, Mexico to Seoul is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Monterrey to Seoul. In September in Seoul, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

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Jeju, South Korea

— 3 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): engage your brain at Nexon Computer Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Center, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market. On your second day here, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Woljeongri Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

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You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jeju: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
teamLab☆Planets and Ginza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Asakusa Shrine. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Fujiko F Fujio Museum, wander the streets of Kagurazaka, contemplate the long history of Toshogu Shrine, and stop by Ueno District.

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Fly from Jeju to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Do your shopping at Jr Kyoto Isetan and Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kyoto Insider Sake Experience. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Pontocho District, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums
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Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.