60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Asia vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hakuba-mura, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Nakijin-son
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Nakijin-son, Japan
— 2 nights
Bus to Furujima, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong, China
— 7 nights
Fly
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seogwipo, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly
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Beijing, China
— 6 nights
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Kutchan-cho, Japan

— 3 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore hidden gems such as Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath & Jigokudani). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center, head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kutchan-cho is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kutchan-cho is 14 hours. February in Kutchan-cho sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Asahikawa, Japan

— 3 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Step off the beaten path and head to Furano Ski Resort and Asahi-dake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Shikisai no Oka (in Biei-cho). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura and get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Asahikawa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Asahikawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kutchan-cho in February: highs in Asahikawa hover around -5°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Tokyo, Japan

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Tokyo National Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Samurai Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning website.

You can fly from Asahikawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:

Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan

— 6 nights
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Explore hidden gems such as Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Nozawa Onsen. Get out of town with these interesting Nozawaonsen-mura side-trips: Akakan Ski Area (in Myoko), Yuzawa-machi (Naspa Ski Garden & Ponshukan) and Yamanouchi-machi (Shiga Kogen, Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, &more). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nozawaonsen-mura online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nozawaonsen-mura takes 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in February: high temperatures in Nozawaonsen-mura hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:

Hakuba-mura, Japan

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort and Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hakuba-mura side-trips: Kusatsu-machi (Onsen Resorts & Yubatake) and Nagano (Snow Monkey Resorts & Zenko-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, get outside with Hakuba Lion Adventure, and hit the slopes at Hakuba.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hakuba-mura online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nozawaonsen-mura to Hakuba-mura takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 11:

Nakijin-son, Japan

— 2 nights
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, then take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, and then have fun at Atelier43. On your second day here, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and then make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nakijin-son travel route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hakuba-mura to Nakijin-son in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakuba-mura in March: high temperatures in Nakijin-son hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Miyakojima, Japan

— 5 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toguchi no Hama and Kouri Island. The adventure continues: take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and head off the coast to Shimojishima Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nakijin-son to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nakijin-son in March since evenings lows in Miyakojima dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tamatorizaki Observatory and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Iriomote Island). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, have fun at Yonekoyaki Craft Center, walk around Kabira Park, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki travel route tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 25:

Hong Kong, China

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), stroll around Nan Lian Garden, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hong Kong road trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ishigaki to Hong Kong. In March in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 25 — Apr 1:

Nagasaki, Japan

— 3 nights

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Inasa and Nagasaki Peace Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Akaeza (in Arita-cho) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Nagasaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Nagasaki is 1 hour. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, expect Nagasaki to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Seogwipo, South Korea

— 3 nights
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Step off the beaten path and head to Halla Mountain and Seopjikoji. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Alive Museum Jeju, take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Seongsan Ilchulbong, and take in the pleasant sights at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seogwipo day trip planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Seogwipo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Beijing, China

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jundushan Ski and Baijing Bayi Ski Field. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Mutianyu Great Wall, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and admire the striking features of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Seogwipo to Beijing by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. April in Beijing sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13: