60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Sendai, Japan
— 3 nights
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Niigata, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly to Nagoya Airfield, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Daegu, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Subway to Incheon Station, Ferry to Dalian
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Dalian, China
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Train to Zhuhai, Foot to Rua da Tribuna
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Macau, China
— 3 nights
Foot to Zhuhai, Train to Xiamen
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Xiamen, China
— 1 night
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Fuzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Taizhou, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
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Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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 some cultural insight at Ginza and Odaiba District. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Jeunesse Akihabara and Takeshita Street. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Billund, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Billund in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:

Sendai, Japan

— 3 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Do your shopping at Yamagata Retro Museum and Sunmall Ichibancho. Get a sense of the local culture at Entsu-in Temple and Risshaku-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Matsushima-machi (Godaido, Zuiganji, &more), Shiogama Shrine (in Shiogama) and Large Ginkgo Tree in Yamadera (in Yamagata). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Tohoku University of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, and stroll around Tsutsujigaoka Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sendai trip website.

Getting from Tokyo to Sendai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Sendai are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Niigata.

Things to do in Sendai

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Niigata, Japan

— 3 nights
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yahiko Shrine and Catholic Niigata Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Niigata: Yahiko-mura (Yahiko Park & Yahikoyama Panorama Tower). There's still lots to do: stop by Ponshukan Niigata Station, don't miss a visit to Minato Inari Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, and take an in-depth tour of Minatopia Niigata City History Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Niigata online day trip planner.

Drive from Sendai to Niigata in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sendai in April since evenings lows in Niigata dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple Gojunoto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip app.

Getting from Niigata to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Niigata in April, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Osaka, Japan

— 4 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.
Head to Dotombori District and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotomborifor plenty of shopping. Osaka Castle and Nara Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, get into the urban bustle at Daimaru Museum Umeda, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Osakana Tengoku and Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and teamLab Future Park Canal City Hakata. Venture out of the city with trips to Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu & Komyozen-ji Temple), Hirabaru Historical Park (in Itoshima) and Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Fukuoka Washita Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Vioro, explore the wide array of goods at Iwataya Honten, and take in the exciting artwork at Acros Fukuoka.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Fukuoka by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. April in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

Busan, South Korea

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Gyeongju National Museum and UN Memorial Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, stop by Line Friends - Lotte Department Store, Gwangbok, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Busan attractions app.

Fly from Fukuoka to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Busan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

Daegu, South Korea

— 4 nights
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bulguksa Temple and Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site. For shopping fun, head to Seomun Market or Shinsegae Department Store Daegu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daegu: Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon), Haeinsa (in Hapcheon-Gun) and Seokguram (in Gyeongju). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, see the interesting displays at Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, buy something for everyone on your list at Hyundai Department Store Daegu, and explore the world behind art at Daegu Art Factory.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Daegu trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Daegu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Daegu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seoul.

Things to do in Daegu

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Seoul, South Korea

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then shop like a local with Namdaemun Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House, then take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and finally stop by Insadong.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Daegu to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. While traveling from Daegu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dalian.

Things to do in Seoul

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Dalian, China

— 4 nights
The large city of Dalian gets its history from its seaport, its modernity from its industry, and its visitors from the fact it largely keeps these things from view.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur and Bangchuidao Island. For shopping fun, head to Olympia 66 or Tianxing Roosevelt International Center. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Peace Plaza, walk around Dalian Zhongshan Square, wander the streets of Dalian Hope Square, and visit Dalian Laohutan Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dalian day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Dalian takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Dalian due to the time zone difference. In May in Dalian, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Dalian

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

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.
Head to Panjiayuan Antique Market and Wang Fu Jing Da Jiefor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Dalian to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Dalian, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay May 10 — 14:

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.
Do your shopping at Taipa Village Art Space and Rua do Cunha. Ruins of St. Paul's and Macao Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), make a trip to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), take in the exciting artwork at St. Joseph Seminary and Church, and try your luck at Casino at Venetian Macao.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Macau day trip planning website.

Fly from Beijing to Macau in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Macau

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Xiamen, China

— 1 night

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
On the 19th (Thu), shop like a local with Zhongshan Road Walking Street, stroll through Gulangyu, and then see the interesting displays at Yuyuan Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Xiamen trip builder.

Fly from Macau to Xiamen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Xiamen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fuzhou.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Fuzhou, China

— 2 nights

City of Banyans

The capital of Fujian province, the old port city of Fuzhou offers a seamless fusion of nature and industry, historic architecture and sprawling high rises.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Drum Mountain (Gu Shan) and then buy something for everyone on your list at Xinhuadu shopping Square (Wusi Road). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Fuzhou Museum, walk around Xihu Park of Fuzhou, and then delve into the distant past at Architectural buildings of Sanfang Qixiang and Zhuzi Workshop.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fuzhou online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Xiamen to Fuzhou in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taizhou.

Things to do in Fuzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Taizhou, China

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Taizhou Luqiao Old Street and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taizhou Sea World. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Changyu Stone Cave and then walk around Jiufeng Park of Huangyan.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taizhou trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fuzhou to Taizhou by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taizhou

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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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 Former French Concession. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Three on the Bund, take an in-depth tour of Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai travel planner.

You can drive from Taizhou to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Shanghai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay May 24 — 29: