60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia tour planner

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jeonju, South Korea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Daegu, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kamakura, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nara, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Naha, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nanjo, Japan
— 3 nights
Bus to 旭橋駅, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Nago
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Nago, Japan
— 5 nights
Bus to Furujima, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trickeye Museum Seoul and Jogyesa Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seodaemun Prison History Hall. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, make a trip to Changgyeonggung Palace, take a stroll through Myeongdong Shopping Street, and explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seoul vacation planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 26°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Jeonju, South Korea

— 3 nights
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Visit Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Seongheung Sanseong Fortress for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Omokdae and Imokdae and Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple. When in Jeonju, make a side trip to see Busosanseong Fortress in Buyeo-gun, approximately Buyeo-gun away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School, admire the landmark architecture of Jeonju Gaeksa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church, and take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeonju planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Jeonju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Jeonju: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Daegu, South Korea

— 2 nights
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Daegu Safety Theme Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eunhaesa Temple. On the next day, examine the collection at Sanghwa Yi's Old House, then walk around Apsan Park, then see the interesting displays at Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, and finally contemplate the long history of Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Daegu trip planner.

Drive from Jeonju to Daegu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Daegu can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Gyeongju, South Korea

— 3 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bulguksa Temple and Golgulsa Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheonmachong Tomb and Gyeongju Historic Area. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju road trip site.

Traveling by train from Daegu to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Daegu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Jeju, South Korea

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Nexon Computer Museum and The Islander. Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Gwaneumsa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, stroll through Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jeju online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Gyeongju in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Jeju: highs are around 30°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gwangalli Beach and Gimhae National Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Geumjung Mt. fortress and Gimhaeeupsung North gate. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, view the masterpieces at Shinsegae Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Museum Dah, and explore the galleries of Tower Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Busan trip planning website.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Busan, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Katori Jingu Shrine and Naritasan Omote Sando. Discover out-of-the-way places like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori (in Katori) and Naritasan Park (in Narita). There's much more to do: have fun at teamLab☆Planets, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Kamakura, Japan

— 3 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Hase-dera Temple for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Engaku-ji Temple and Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kamakura: Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima) and Memorial Warships Mikasa (in Yokosuka). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kencho-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Stairs of Moss, and take in panoramic vistas at Enoshima Sea Candle.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koyasan Okunoin and Kongobu-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Koyasan Reihokan Museum and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koyasan Danjo Garan (in Koya-cho), Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World, and make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kamakura to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kamakura in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Nara, Japan

— 4 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Horyu-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Byodoin and Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Muroji Temple (in Uda), Sakurai (Tsubaichi & Omiwa Shrine) and Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, stroll around Nara Park, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nara trip planning website.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October in Nara, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Ise Shrine Geku. Venture out of the city with trips to Ise (Aramatsurinomiya, Oharai-machi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, contemplate the long history of Daikaku-ji, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yamato Museum and Mitaki Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Daishoin Temple and Mazda Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Kure (Kure City Irifuneyama Memorial Hall, JMSDF Kure Museum, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Saiwai Shrine, Senjokaku, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudoin Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame.

Plan my day in Hiroshima using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

Naha, Japan

— 4 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ama Beach. Appreciate the collections at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Himeyuri Peace Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma), Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son) and Tokashiki-son (Tokashiki-jima Island, Aharen Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nishibama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Kerama Islands, enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Kainan Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha trip maker tool.

Fly from Hiroshima to Naha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in October, expect Naha to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Nanjo.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

Nanjo, Japan

— 3 nights
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of Gangala and Kudakajima Island. Get some cultural insight at The Tower of Himeyuri and Sefa-Utaki. When in Nanjo, make a side trip to see Todoroki Trench in Itoman, approximately Itoman away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, go for a walk through Cape Chinen Park, explore the ancient world of Chuohana, and explore the historical opulence of Chinen Castle Ruins.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nanjo online vacation planner.

Nanjo is just a short distance from Naha. In October, daytime highs in Nanjo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nanjo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. Explore hidden gems such as Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Kanpiree Waterfall & Barasu Island). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, Head underground at Ibaruma Sabichi Cave, and kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki driving holiday app.

Getting from Nanjo to Ishigaki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Nago.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Nago, Japan

— 5 nights
Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bisezaki and Daisekirinzan. Visiting Minnajima Island and Busena Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nago: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more), Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo, Okuma Beach, &more) and Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins & Kouri Beach). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island, stroll through Forest Yanbaru Subtropical, enjoy the sand and surf at Nago citizen Beach, and catch some excitement at Nago Pineapple Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nago day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Nago takes 4.5 hours. In October in Nago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30: