56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
2
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
8
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
9
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
10
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
11
Beijing, China
— 4 nights

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
For shopping fun, head to Tsim Sha Tsui or Magical World. Get a sense of the local culture at Soho and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). The adventure continues: trek along Dragon's Back, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria Harbour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong visit planner.

Kristiansand, Norway to Hong Kong is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kristiansand to Hong Kong, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Kristiansand in June, with highs in Hong Kong at 38°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

5
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Do your shopping at Bamboo Market and E Mall. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Ilig Iligan Beach, kick back and relax at Lapuz-Lapuz Beach, and head off the coast to Boracay Waters.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hong Kong to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

6
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tirta Empul Temple and Blue Point Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Melasti Beach and Bingin Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua), Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu) and Balangan Beach (in Kuta). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, and kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ubud trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Ubud in 10.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pecatu, Ungasan, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Tanah Lot Temple, Jemeluk Beach
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Explore hidden gems such as Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach. Visiting Seven Commando Beach and Small Lagoon will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read El Nido travel route planner.

Getting from Ubud to El Nido by flight takes about 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach

4
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
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.
Get outdoors at Yangmingshan National Park and YehLiu Geopark. Visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lungshan Temple for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and take a stroll through Ximending.

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Getting from El Nido to Taipei by flight takes about 9 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark

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.
Visit Hase-dera Temple and Senso-ji Temple for their historical value. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Ginza. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Tokyo takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Taipei in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Grand Shrine, &more) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Ise
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haeundae Beach and Gamcheon Culture Village. Gallery Mare and Busan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, and explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Busan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Busan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Seoul to go to Paju and see DMZ Haemaru Village, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and don't miss a visit to Deoksugung.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seoul journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Seoul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea

5
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Visit Tian Zi Fang and Former French Concession for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Xintiandi, visit Taikang Road, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Shanghai. Traveling from Seoul in July, you will find days in Shanghai are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), admire the striking features of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), browse the exhibits of Chinese Imperial Post, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Beijing. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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