60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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60 days in East Asia Itinerary

Start: Bremen, Germany
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chengdu, China
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5​h 45​min
4
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Busan, South Korea
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4​h
9
Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
11
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Bremen, Germany

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Beijing trip maker app .

Bremen, Germany to Beijing is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bremen to Beijing. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bremen in May; daily highs in Beijing reach 33°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and then make a trip to Muslim Quarter. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Xi'an travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Muslim Quarter ©
Muslim Quarter

5
nights
Chengdu, China

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Chengdu side-trips: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) (in Leshan), Baoguo Temple (in Emeishan) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Spend the 30th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum.

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You can fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Chengdu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Baoguo Temple, Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Baoguo Temple ©
Baoguo Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Nan Lian Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chengdu to Hong Kong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

6
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanghai: Suzhou (Suzhou Garden Museum & Tongli Town) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in June, with highs in Shanghai at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

6
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jeju vacation planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Jeju in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

7
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 out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju), Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and Icheon Termeden (in Icheon). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul vacation planner.

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. In June in Seoul, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Icheon Termeden, DMZ Haemaru Village, Hwaseong Fortress
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

5
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Gyeongju National Museum (in Gyeongju), Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest (in Ulsan) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, and don't miss a visit to Nakdong Estuary Eco Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Busan route planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Busan sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oedo Botania, Gyeongju National Museum, Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

4
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Washibara Hachiman Shrine (in Tsuwano-cho), Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and head outdoors with Paddle Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Busan to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ohara Museum of Art, Washibara Hachiman Shrine, Okayama Korakuen Garden
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Takenomichi (in Muko) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji Castle, Takenomichi
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Kōtoku-in in Kamakura--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip website .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kōtoku-in, Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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