60 days in China, South Korea & Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in China, South Korea & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
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Seoul, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
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Shanghai, China
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Beijing, China

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Head to Nanluoguxiang and Panjiayuan Antique Marketfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Heaven, get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip maker website.

Billum, Denmark to Beijing is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Billum to Beijing, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Billum in April: highs in Beijing hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seoul.

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Seoul, South Korea

— 5 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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, take a stroll through Insadong, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul travel route planner.

Fly from Beijing to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Beijing in April, plan for little chillier days in Seoul, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.

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Jeju, South Korea

— 5 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.
Head to The Islander and Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Centerfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Seongsan Ilchulbong and Geomunoreum will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema, admire the masterpieces at Jeju Folk Museum, walk around Sarabong Park, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju holiday planner.

Getting from Seoul to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Shanghai, China

— 4 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.
Do your shopping at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market. The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Three on the Bund, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, take a stroll through Taikang Road, and take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Shanghai online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Shanghai are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
For shopping fun, head to Rubin Cloth Shop or Central Market. Escape the urban bustle at The Marble Mountains and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Cotic.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online route planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Hoi An in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Hoi An is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Shanghai in April, expect Hoi An to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Do your shopping at The Vietnamese Artists and Floating Village Rach Vem. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ho Quoc Temple and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau) and Kim Quy Island (in An Thoi). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vung Bau Beach, head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, and relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Tom's Fashionfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration)). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, get a taste of the local shopping with Khaosan Road, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, and look for gifts at Ashi.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.

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Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
For shopping fun, head to Orchard Road or Little India. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Chinatown. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gardens by the Bay, buy something for everyone on your list at Clarke Quay, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and get outside with City Scoot.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Singapore tour planning tool.

Fly from Siem Reap to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Siem Reap to Singapore is 1 hour. Traveling from Siem Reap in May, expect nights in Singapore to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Visiting Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Threads of Life and Ghostbird + Swoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Spas (in Ubud) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Gede Private Bali Driver, browse the exhibits of The Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar online travel planner.

Fly from Singapore to Denpasar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Do your shopping at Lanta Animal Welfare and Lanta Art. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Ko Ha Yai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Dao Beach, take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, and kick back and relax at Phra Ae Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Denpasar to Ko Lanta takes 10 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denpasar to Ko Lanta due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Escape the urban bustle at ProFun Divers and Mosquito Island. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don journey builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. May in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Patong Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Phuket Gallery and Apichart art gallery. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to Bangla Road, and revel in the low prices at Royal Armani Suit.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In May in Patong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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China travel guide

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With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

South Korea travel guide

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Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.