60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14 h
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Lhasa, China
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Zhangjiajie, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Ishigaki, Japan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
6
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
7
Onna-son, Japan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  7 h 30 min
8
Izumo, Japan
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  5 h 30 min
9
Takayama, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
11
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
13
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Photography Tours. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Mountain Ascend Treks, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll around Mrigasthali Deer Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu travel route planner.

London, UK to Kathmandu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Kathmandu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kirtipur
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

3
nights
Lhasa, China

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Potala Palace and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden). Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Climbing Tours. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Barkhor Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery, contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kathmandu to Lhasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu to Lhasa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, things will get slightly colder in Lhasa: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Zhangjiajie, China

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park and Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zhangjiajie day trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Zhangjiajie in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

3
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Hirakubozaki and Tamatorizaki Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, and stroll around Kabira Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki road trip site.

You can fly from Zhangjiajie to Ishigaki in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakama-river Protected Region, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center ©

3
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Yonaha Maehama Beach and Irabu-jima Island. Get in touch with nature at Aragusuku Beach and Ikema-jima Island. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

5
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and Himeyuri Peace Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Daisekirinzan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Motobu-cho (Sesoko Jima, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more), Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins & Kouri Ohashi) and Naha (Shurijo Castle & Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center, appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala, and explore the gorgeous colors at Manza Dream Hole.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Izumo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Itoman, Kunigami-son, Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Naha
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Valley of Gangala ©
Valley of Gangala

2
nights
Izumo, Japan

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Shinji Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Izumo Taisha Shrine and Matsue Castle. Explore Izumo's surroundings by going to Adachi Museum of Art (in Yasugi) and Matsue (Shimane Art Museum & Yaegaki Shrine). There's much more to do: get answers to all your questions at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hinomisaki Shrine, and enjoy the sea views from Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Izumo travel planner.

Getting from Onna-son to Izumo by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Onna-son in November; daily highs in Izumo reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Matsue, Adachi Museum of Art, Shinji Lake
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle

5
nights
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Get in touch with nature at Nakasendo Tsumagojuku and Mt. Hokendake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Senjojiki Cirque (in Komagane), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & Wada House) and Matsumoto (Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), Matsumoto City Art Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama visit site.

Getting from Izumo to Takayama by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Matsumoto, Shirakawa-mura, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Senjojiki Cirque
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
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Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Senjojiki Cirque ©
Senjojiki Cirque

6
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tofuku-ji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take a stroll through Gion, and steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto planning website.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Castle, Himeji Castle
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

6
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seongsan Ilchulbong and Hyeopjae Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Udo and Bijarim Forest. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, Halla Mountain, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Spirited Garden, make a trip to Gueomri Stone Salt Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jeju vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Jeju takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:
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Udo ©
Udo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

6
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The War Memorial of Korea and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Take a break from the city and head to Bukhansan National Park and Nami Island. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and admire the striking features of Deoksugung.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. November in Seoul sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village, Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park

5
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Get outdoors at Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and National Museum Of China. The adventure continues: make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), stroll around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and examine the collection at The Palace Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beijing day trip planning site.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Beijing when traveling from Seoul in December, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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