60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Suwon, South Korea
— 5 nights
Subway to Jije SRT, Train to Busan
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Busan, South Korea
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kotohira-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naruto, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kusatsu, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagano, Japan
— 6 nights
Train to Odawara Station, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 7 nights
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Kawaguchi, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Seoul, South Korea

— 6 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.
Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEY. Visiting Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and steep yourself in history at Jongmyo Shrine.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seoul travel itinerary planner.

Billund, Denmark to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Billund in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Seoul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Seoul

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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

Suwon, South Korea

— 5 nights

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Head to Danyang Market and Nam June Paik Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Gosu Cave and Suwoncheon will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Everland in Yongin (about 44 minutes away). Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Korean Folk Village. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hwaseong Fortress, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gwanggyosan Mountain, steep yourself in history at Paldalmun Gate, and go for a walk through Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion (Dongbukgakru).

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Traveling by train from Seoul to Suwon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a subway. In April, daily temperatures in Suwon can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

Busan, South Korea

— 5 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visiting Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Gyeongju (Gyeongju National Museum, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Yongdusan Park, make a trip to BIFF Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Busan online trip builder.

Do a combination of subway and train from Suwon to Busan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Kotohira-cho, Japan

— 2 nights
Known only for being the home of the Kompirasan Shrine Complex, the tiny town of Kotohira-cho remains a popular day trip destination from larger nearby cities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Kotohiragu shrine office, contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu, then make a trip to Kompira Shrine Omotesando, and finally admire the striking features of JR Kotohira Station. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nogi Museum, look for gifts at Kumaoka Sweets Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zentsu-ji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Marugame Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Iino-yama, and finally steep yourself in history at Kura No Yakata Sankakutei.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotohira-cho online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Busan to Kotohira-cho. In April, daytime highs in Kotohira-cho are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Naruto.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Naruto, Japan

— 3 nights
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Escape the urban bustle at Naruto Strait and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Naruto: Awaji (Awajihanasajiki, Awaji Highway Oasis, &more) and Tokushima (Awa Odori Hall, Zuiganji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, walk around Naruto Park, look for gifts at Kitanada Sea Station, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tokushima Clement Plaza.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naruto attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kotohira-cho to Naruto takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kotohira-cho in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naruto, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Osaka, Japan

— 5 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.
Visiting Nara Park and Japan Tour Adventure in Nara will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nigatsu-do Temple), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, make a trip to Ukiyokoji Street, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka vacation planner.

Drive from Naruto to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Naruto in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hero Tour Japan and 株式会社 MATATABI. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimono. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kusatsu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Kusatsu, Japan

— 2 nights
Kusatsu is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Biwako Chikyu Shimin no Mori, admire the masterpieces at Sagawa Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Lake Biwa Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Kusatsu, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Konze.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kusatsu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kusatsu takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Kusatsu are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Kusatsu

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Nagano, Japan

— 6 nights
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Head to Karuizawa prince shopping plaza and Harunire Terracefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Shiraito Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Onioshidashi Volcanic Park (in Tsumagoi-mura), Yamanouchi-machi (Onsen Resorts & Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area) and Daio Wasabi Farm (in Azumino). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Snow Monkey Resorts, contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Jinja Hokosha.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kusatsu to Nagano takes 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 12:

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 7 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Head to Pola Museum of Art and Gotemba Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Aoki no Himono Atami Ekimae (in Atami), Japan's Highest Peak Fujisan Kengamine Monument (in Narusawa-mura) and Fujinomiya (Kengamine & Fujinomiya Route). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunset Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Tenkakudai, and steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hakone-machi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Nagano to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagano in May, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 19:

Kawaguchi, Japan

— 3 nights
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Get in touch with nature at Tsukuba Rinrin Road and Mount Tsukuba. Do your shopping at Sano Premium Outlet and AEON Lake Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kawaguchi: Iwafune Fruits Park (in Tochigi), Sano City Tourist Association (in Sano) and Ashikaga (Ruins of Ashikaga School, Ashikaga Flower Park, &more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine.

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Drive from Hakone-machi to Kawaguchi in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Hakone-machi in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kawaguchi: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Tokyo, Japan

— 7 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 outdoors at Mt. Takao and Enoshima Island. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Mt Odake (in Hinohara-mura), Kamakura (Asaina Sunken Road & Hiromachi Ryokuchi) and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip builder.

You can drive from Kawaguchi to Tokyo in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 29: