60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Asia vacation planner

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Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 6 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Shimoda, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Hong Kong is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Hong Kong is 7 hours. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Akashi Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonehara Beach and Kondoi Beach. When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Mt.Omotodake, kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki journey maker app.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Ishigaki in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Ishigaki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Miyakojima, Japan

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
We've included these beaches for you: Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Get outdoors at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Sunayama Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tomori Imugya Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's much more to do: visit Odaiba District, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo route tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Tokyo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Miyakojima in July since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:

Shimoda, Japan

— 5 nights
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
You'll get in some beach time at Tatadohama Beach and Inatori Ukiuki Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Fuji and Otago Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Osawaso Yamanoie (in Matsuzaki-cho), Toi Beach (in Izu) and Tagosehama Beach (in Nishiizu-cho). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kisami Ohama Beach, stroll through Iritahama Beach, and explore the activities along Yumigahama Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimoda day trip website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Shimoda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Shimoda are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Dotombori District in Dotombori--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Gion, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

You can drive from Shimoda to Kyoto in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Shimoda in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visiting Haeundae Beach and Songdo Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Gwangalli Beach and Songjeong Beach. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, get great views at Taejongdae, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

You can fly from Kyoto to Busan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Insadong, don't miss a visit to Jongmyo Shrine, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip builder tool.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Seoul, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:

Jeju, South Korea

— 7 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.
Relax by the water at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Get in touch with nature at Gwakji Gwamul Beach and Sanho Beach. When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, approximately Seogwipo away. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sehwa Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip site.

Fly from Seoul to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 29:

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and take a stroll through Taikang Road.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shanghai online journey builder.

Getting from Jeju to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:

Jiuzhaigou County, China

— 2 nights
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO. Some of the natural sites are considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang minorities, with many legends and anecdotes associated with each lake, waterfall, off-shoot valley, and snowcapped peak.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Shanghai to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Get outdoors at Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), admire the striking features of Temple of Heaven, and contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Beijing in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Get outdoors at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Bogd Khan Uul National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square, admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Zaisan Memorial.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Beijing in September: highs in Ulaanbaatar hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12: