60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Harbin, China
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Hakuba-mura, Japan
— 5 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Harbin, China

— 2 nights

Ice City

The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for theme parks, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Harbin Ice and Snow World, examine the collection at Saint Sophia Cathedral, walk around Jiuzhan Park, and make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Harbin planner.

Toronto, Canada to Harbin is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Toronto to Harbin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect nights in Harbin to be much colder, around -23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Beijing, China

— 5 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, fly down the slopes at Jundushan Ski, admire the striking features of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), and steep yourself in history at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip planning website.

Fly from Harbin to Beijing in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Harbin in February, things will get much warmer in Beijing: highs are around 6°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Hong Kong, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, learn about all things military at Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Beijing to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Beijing in February, with highs in Hong Kong at 23°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 27:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 5 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.
Spend 28th (Mon) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nosoko Forest Road, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and walk around Kabira Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong to Ishigaki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:

Taipei, Taiwan

— 4 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Step out of Taipei with an excursion to YehLiu Geopark in Wanli--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, and see some colorful creatures with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taipei holiday planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Taipei in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Taipei when traveling from Ishigaki in March, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Shanghai, China

— 4 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: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and get great views at Jin Mao Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shanghai tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Taipei in March, things will get a bit cooler in Shanghai: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Jeju, South Korea

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Eco Land Theme Park, take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bangju Church, and stroll around Handam Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Jeju trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Shanghai to Jeju in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Jeju is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and Korean Folk Village (in Yongin). Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seoul day trip app.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning website.

You can fly from Seoul to Kyoto in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in March, Kyoto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Hakuba-mura, Japan

— 5 nights
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Venture out of the city with trips to Snow Monkey Resorts (in Nagano) and Hakubaoike (in Otari-mura). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, hit the slopes at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Happoone, and hike along Happo-one Nature Study Course.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakuba-mura travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Hakuba-mura takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect nights in Hakuba-mura to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

Yamanouchi-machi, Japan

— 5 nights
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park (in Takayama-mura), Myoko (Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort & Akakan Ski Area) and Nozawaonsen-mura (Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort & Nozawa Onsen). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, hit the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, explore and take pictures at Shiga Kogen, and go for a walk through Ryuoo Mountain Park.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Hakuba-mura to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Yamanouchi-machi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13: