58 days in East Asia Itinerary

58 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Shenzhen, China
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Macau, China
— 3 nights
Foot to Zhuhai, Train to Changsha South
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Changsha, China
— 3 nights
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Wuxi, China
— 4 nights
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Suzhou, China
— 3 nights
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Hangzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Yokohama, Japan
— 3 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fujiyoshida, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China

— 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Nanluoguxiang or Panjiayuan Antique Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers, and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip builder website.

Billund, Denmark to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to China Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billund in March: highs in Beijing hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

Shenzhen, China

— 2 nights
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Do your shopping at Ladies Market and Bamboo Scenes. Get out of town with these interesting Shenzhen side-trips: Hong Kong (Lantau island, Hong Kong Disneyland, &more).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shenzhen trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shenzhen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Shenzhen: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Macau.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Macau, China

— 3 nights
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ruins of St. Paul's and A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu). For shopping fun, head to Taipa Village Art Space or Pastelaria Koi Kei. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Macao Museum, make a trip to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), buy something for everyone on your list at City of Dreams, and contemplate the long history of Taipa Village Macau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Macau vacation planning website.

You can take a bus from Shenzhen to Macau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Changsha.

Things to do in Macau

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Changsha, China

— 3 nights

Star City

A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Huangxing Cemetery, stroll through Mount Yuelu, and then steep yourself in history at Yuelu Academy. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Changsha Ferris wheel, then delve into the lush surroundings at Changsha Nanjiao Park, and then take in the architecture and design of Hunan University.

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Getting from Macau to Changsha by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Wuxi.

Things to do in Changsha

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Wuxi, China

— 4 nights

Little Shanghai

An industrial hot spot, Wuxi boasts a longstanding heritage, bustling economy, and picturesque natural landscapes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Slender West Lake and The Lotus Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wuxi: China Dinosaur Park (in Changzhou) and Yangtze River (in Taixing). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Liyuan Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Taihu Lake, and pause for some photo ops at Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wuxi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Changsha to Wuxi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Wuxi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Suzhou, China

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Tongli Town and Shantang Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Zhouzhuang Water Town in Kunshan (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Ruiguang Tower.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Suzhou trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Wuxi to Suzhou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Hangzhou, China

— 2 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
On the 23rd (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Lingyin Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Xiangji Temple. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Hangzhou Confucius Temple and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hefang Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou travel route builder.

You can drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Shanghai, China

— 5 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) or Three on the Bund. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Xintiandi. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, stop by Spin Ceramics, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai vacation planner.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Shanghai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Shanghai sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Head to Takeshita Street and Asakusafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: visit Odaiba District, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Shanghai to Tokyo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Yokohama, Japan

— 3 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Shop till you drop at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Yokohama Chinatown. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sankeien Gardens and Hase-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, get advice or help at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, go for a walk through Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and stroll around Yamashita Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yokohama driving holiday tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Yokohama are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 8th (Sun), get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), browse the exhibits of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, then browse the different shops at Lusca Atami, then look for gifts at Aoki no Himono Atami Ekimae, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tenkakudai.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Yokohama in May, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Fujiyoshida, Japan

— 3 nights
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Fuji and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujiyoshida: Fujinomiya (Mt.Fuji 5th station, Kengamine, &more) and Mt. Fuji 5th Station (in Narusawa-mura). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, snap pictures at Oshino Omiya Bridge, have fun at Onshirin Garden, and make a trip to Chureito Pagoda.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fujiyoshida route builder app.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Fujiyoshida in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Fujiyoshida sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

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 some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Shop till you drop at Kyoto Station Building and Horando, Togetsukyo Honten. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and visit Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Fujiyoshida, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Nara, Japan

— 3 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Get a sense of the local culture at Todai-ji Temple and Experience YAMATO. Do your shopping at Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo and Nara Family. The adventure continues: walk around Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nara vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in May since evenings lows in Nara dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). For shopping fun, head to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street or Kobe Harborland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) & Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka vacation planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nara in May since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center and JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Dazaifu Tenman-gu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Dazaifu (Tenkai Inari Shrine & Komyozen-ji Temple). The adventure continues: stop by Fukuoka Washita Shop, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, and go for a walk through Ohori Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka day trip website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. May in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 26: