12 days in Asia Itinerary

12 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
5
Taoyuan District, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Taichung, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Tainan, Taiwan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tokyo, Japan


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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.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then wander the streets of Insadong. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral, then look for gifts at Creative Life Store KEY, and finally examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seoul day trip planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tokyo in January, things will get a bit cooler in Seoul: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in January, with highs in Shanghai at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre ©
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, then browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong.

Before you visit Taipei, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Shanghai in January, expect Taipei to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taoyuan District.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Hsing Tian Kong ©
Hsing Tian Kong
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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Taoyuan District, Taiwan

Taoyuan District ©
Taoyuan District, formerly known as Taoyuan City, is a district of Taoyuan City in northwestern Taiwan. On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, walk around Hutoushan Park, then see the interesting displays at Taoyuan Tu Di Gong Cultural Museum, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Metro Walk Shopping Center - Taoyuan.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taoyuan District day trip website.

You can drive from Taipei to Taoyuan District in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Taoyuan District

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Metro Walk Shopping Center - Taoyuan
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Taoyuan Tu Di Gong Cultural Museum ©
Taoyuan Tu Di Gong Cultural Museum
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Metro Walk Shopping Center - Taoyuan ©
Metro Walk Shopping Center - Taoyuan

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Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the masterpieces at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, and finally stop by Yichung Shopping Street.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung tour builder.

Drive from Taoyuan District to Taichung in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
Asia University Museum of Modern Art

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Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum and then browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan online travel planner.

You can drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, Tainan is somewhat warmer than Taichung - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pick up some new knowledge with Jiu Zhen Nan Han Pastry House.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planner.

Take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Fengyi Academy ©
Fengyi Academy
Jiu Zhen Nan Han Pastry House ©
Jiu Zhen Nan Han Pastry House

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes AEON (Lai Chi Kok), Tai Po Street and Hong Kong Disneyland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), browse the eclectic array of goods at Tai Po Street, then take a stroll through Soho, then shop like a local with Tsim Sha Tsui, and finally browse the different shops at AEON (Lai Chi Kok). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip planning app.

You can fly from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Kaohsiung in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Hong Kong, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) ©
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui

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