25 days in Japan, China & Seoul Itinerary

25 days in Japan, China & Seoul Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly + Train:  18 h 45 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom


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5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul vacation planning site.

Glasgow, UK to Seoul is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect nights in Seoul to be warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

DMZ Haemaru Village, Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

4
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Nijo Castle, &more) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Osaka to Beijing in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Beijing is minus 1 hour. July in Beijing sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

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

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary site.

Fly from Beijing to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hong Kong, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

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