56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Kristiansand, Norway
Fly:  19 h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Kristiansand, Norway

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 Tsim Sha Tsui East. Get a sense of the local culture at Soho and Hong Kong Museum of History. And it doesn't end there: trek along Dragon's Back, step off the mainland to explore Po Lin Monastery, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong online tour planner.

Kristiansand, Norway to Hong Kong is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is 7 hours. Plan for warmer 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
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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. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through Ilig Iligan Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and step off the mainland to explore Boracay Waters.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boracay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. June in Boracay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 USS Liberty Shipwreck. You'll get in some beach time at Melasti Beach and Blue Point Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu), Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua) and Balangan Beach (in Kuta). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the different shops at Samasta Lifestyle Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Ubud trip planner.

You can fly from Boracay to Ubud in 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ungasan, Pecatu, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Tirta Empul Temple, Museum PASIFIKA
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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 Small Lagoon. Visiting Las Cabanas Beach and Seven Commando Beach 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 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Taipei takes 8.5 hours. In June in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
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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 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine for their historical value. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Gallery Marusan. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

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You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Tokyo is 1 hour. In July, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Taipei - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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 Nishijin Textile Center. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ise Grand Shrine for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Okage Yokocho) and Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Ise, Jishu Shrine
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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 Haedong Yonggung Temple. Gallery Mare and Busan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: visit Gamcheon Culture Village, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Busan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Busan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 Jongmyo Shrine. 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 30 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
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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 South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), get a taste of the local shopping with Three on the Bund, take a stroll around M50 Creative Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

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

You can fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. 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). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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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 Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), explore the engaging exhibits at Chinese Imperial Post, admire the striking features of Temple of Heaven, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shanghai in July since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 26°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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