59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Yokohama, Japan
— 4 nights
Subway to Shin-Yokohama, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 4 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Macau, China
— 3 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Let the collections at Kanda Myojin and Ghibli Museum Mitaka capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Kashima Jingu. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Narita (Naritasan Omote Sando & Naritasan Park) and Hakuchono Sato (in Itako). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in Tokyo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

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Yokohama, Japan

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kawasaki Daishi and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Pola Museum of Art and The Hakone Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Yokohama side-trips: Zushi Beach (in Zushi), Odawara Castle (in Odawara) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, delve into the lush surroundings at Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sankeien Gardens, and make a trip to Yokohama Chinatown.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yokohama trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tokyo to Yokohama by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Railway Museum and Art Postcard Gallery and Shop Kyoto Benrido. For shopping fun, head to Kyoto Station Building or Sawai Shoyu Honten. Venture out of the city with trips to Ise (Okage Yokocho, Oharai-machi, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto visit planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:

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Osaka, Japan

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Shop till you drop at Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Dotombori District. Get some cultural insight at Koyasan Okunoin and Otsuka Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Onaruto Bridge Hall Edy (in Naruto), Ikeda (Humobility World & Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda) and Koya-cho (Kongosanmaiin, Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Awajiningyo Joruri Shiryokan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Onarutokyo Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

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Hiroshima, Japan

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Let the collections at Yamato Museum and Ohara Museum of Art capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Kurashiki (Kurashiki Archeological Museum & Momotarou-no-Karakuri-Hakubutsukan), Kure (Kure City Art Museum & Kure City Irifuneyama Memorial Hall) and Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Shiraito River, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hiroshima Toshogu, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and get a taste of the local shopping with Schmoe House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

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Fukuoka, Japan

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kumamoto Castle and Tochoji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kushida Shrine and Dazaifu Tenman-gu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Kyushu National Museum (in Dazaifu), Kyushu Railway History Museum (in Kitakyushu) and Nijino Matsubara (in Karatsu). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, see the interesting displays at Kumamoto Prefectual Traditional Crafts Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Ochozu no Mori, and admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

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Nagasaki, Japan

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Get some historical perspective at Glover Garden and Nagasaki Peace Park. Head to The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations and Nagasaki Music Box Museumfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannonji Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ōura Church, and explore the galleries of Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip planning tool.

Getting from Fukuoka to Nagasaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

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Busan, South Korea

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll get in some beach time at Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae Beach. Do your shopping at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and AN Art Hall.Red. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Gyeongju (Gyeongju National Museum, Cheonmachong Tomb, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through UN Memorial Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Radium Art Center, walk around Dongbaekseom Island, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Mare.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Busan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nagasaki in January, expect Busan to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The War Memorial of Korea and Changgyeonggung Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and stop by Insadong.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul route planning app.

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in February: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

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Jeju, South Korea

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
We've included these beaches for you: Hyeopjae Beach and Hamdeok Beach. Head to Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islanderfor plenty of shopping. When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, approximately Seogwipo away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Samyang Black Sand Beach, head outdoors with Iho Tewoo Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Jeju Folk Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jeju online trip maker.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

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Shanghai, China

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Tian Zi Fang. You'll explore and learn at Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Suzhou (The Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), view the masterpieces at island6 Arts Center, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

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Traveling by flight from Jeju to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeju to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. February in Shanghai sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tsim Sha Tsui and Sai Wan Pavilion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Po Lin Monastery and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), hunt for treasures at Stanley, and take a stroll through Soho.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in February; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 23°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

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Macau, China

Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Macau and Guia Fortress are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to City of Dreams or Macau Design Center. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mandarin's House, get great views at Skycab Cable Car (Wynn Palace), browse the exhibits of Exhibitions Gallery of IACM, and enjoy breathtaking views from Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Macau trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

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Xi'an, China

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get some historical perspective at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling). Get some cultural insight at Shaanxi History Museum and Xi'an Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Yaowang Shan Scenic Resort in Tongchuan (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, examine the collection at Forest of Stone Steles Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Xi'an using our trip planner.

Getting from Macau to Xi'an by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Xi'an are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

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Beijing, China

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 a sense of the local culture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), wander the streets of Back Lakes (Hou Hai), examine the collection at The Palace Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in February, expect Beijing to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at ART Mongolia, see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at 976 Art Gallery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at National History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Altan Khaan Gallery and then look for gifts at Mongolian Quilting Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Beijing in February, expect Ulaanbaatar to be colder, temps between -12°C and -32°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.