20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 1 night
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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Beijing, China

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers, and get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beijing attractions planning tool.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Beijing is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Xi'an, China

— 1 night

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Xi'an travel planning site.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Shanghai, China

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, then examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Xi'an to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shanghai, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip site.

You can fly from Shanghai to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Seoul. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Shanghai in April: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Yongdusan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Busan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in the local highlights with Fukuoka Walks, then walk around Maizuru Park, and finally go for a walk through Ohori Park.

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You can fly from Busan to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20: