38 days in Asia Itinerary

38 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Amman, Jordan
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  8 h 30 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 6 nights
Train:  15 min
8
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  15 h 15 min
End: Amman, Jordan

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Banpodaegyo Bridge, Namsan Park, The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae), and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Shop till you drop at Dongdaemun Market and Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Deogyusan National Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

Amman, Jordan to Seoul is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amman in April: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Deogyusan National Park
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Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

4
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggung Temple. For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Haeundae Market. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, take an in-depth tour of Bokcheon Museum, and head outdoors with Haeundae Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Busan sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach

5
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Escape the urban bustle at Hyeopjae Beach and Seongsan Ilchulbong. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sehwa Beach and Hamdeok Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Pyoseon Haevichi Beach, &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Udo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, head outdoors with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jeju journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

2
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.
Head to Dotombori and Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osakafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach (in Ashiya) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Osaka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka ©
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka

6
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Shibori Museum. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nagaokakyo Ogurasansou, Honten (in Nagaokakyo) and Kaizu Osaki (in Takashima). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto road trip app.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nagaokakyo Ogurasansou, Honten, Kaizu Osaki
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo vacation planning website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Taipei.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Beaches
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)

6
nights
New Taipei, Taiwan

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Visiting YehLiu Geopark and Laomei Green Reef will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) or Jingmei Night Market. Get out of town with these interesting New Taipei side-trips: Xi Chun Xiang (in North District), Xinyue Beach (in Zhubei) and Xiaowulai Waterfall Scenic Area (in Fuxing District). There's lots more to do: get outside with Bitoujiao Trail, admire the sheer force of Wulai Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Shifen Waterfall Walk Area, and kick back and relax at Fulung Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Taipei road trip planning app.

You can fly from Tokyo to New Taipei in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to New Taipei. Traveling from Tokyo in April, things will get a bit warmer in New Taipei: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Taipei.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hsinchu, Xinyue Beach, Xiaowulai Waterfall Scenic Area
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YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Shifen Waterfall ©
Shifen Waterfall

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a stroll through Ximending, look for gifts at Jingshishuxuan, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Fairmont Head&Hair/Facial/Body Spa, then examine the collection at National Palace Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101.

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Taipei is just a short distance from New Taipei. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lantau island and Hong Kong Museum of History. For shopping fun, head to Temple Street Night Market or Harbour City. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, walk around Nan Lian Garden, stroll through Big Wave Bay Beach, and stop by The HanLi.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong visit planning app.

You can fly from Taipei to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Temple Street Night Market ©
Temple Street Night Market

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