33 days in Asia Itinerary

33 days in Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Okinawa City, Japan
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights

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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.
Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace Museum and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), take a stroll through Back Lakes (Hou Hai), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Beijing day trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to China Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Dublin in May, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

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Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
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World heritage site
The Palace Museum
4.4

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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Changdeokgung Palace and Waryongmyo Shrine. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, get great views at N Seoul Tower, take a stroll through Insadong, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour builder.

You can fly from Beijing to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Seoul. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Beijing in May: highs in Seoul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Cheonggyecheon Stream
4.1

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi and Asakusa Samurai Ai Armor Experience. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, stop by Akihabara, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and awaken your taste buds at ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4
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History Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum
4.4

5
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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Namban Culture Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more) and Kyoto (Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, head outdoors with Eeyan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Start your trip to Osaka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3

4
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Okinawa City, Japan

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Get a sense of the local culture at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. You'll get in some beach time at Nirai Beach and Emerald Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinawa City: Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son), Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki & Kudakajima Yohaijo) and Onna-son (Diamond Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, get outside with Sesoko Beach, view the masterpieces at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, and explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Okinawa City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Okinawa City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Beach
Okuma Beach
4.5
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8

3
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple. Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Former French Concession will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinawa City to Shanghai. The time zone difference when traveling from Okinawa City to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Shanghai are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Neighborhood
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
4.0

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©

City of Azaleas

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.
Visiting YOLO Taiwan and Elephant Trunk Rock will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lungshan Temple are in your itinerary. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Taipei, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Shanghai in June, expect Taipei to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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History Museum
National Palace Museum
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Religious Site
Lungshan Temple
4.3

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Visiting Lantau island and Big Wave Bay Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hong Kong Museum of History and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tai Long Wan, stroll through Hong Kong Trail, take advantage of the amenities at Repulse Bay Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taipei to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In June, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
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Island
Lantau island
4.6

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