41 days in China, Japan & Seoul Itinerary

41 days in China, Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
2
Guilin, China
— 3 nights
3
Zhangjiajie, China
— 3 nights
4
Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 4 nights
5
Huangshan, China
— 3 nights
6
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
7
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
9
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
10
Beijing, China
— 5 nights


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4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lantau island, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planning app.

Moscow, Russia to Hong Kong is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Moscow to Hong Kong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moscow in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Hong Kong, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

3
nights
Guilin, China

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yangshuo County (Huangbu Beach & Xianggong Mountain). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guilin trip planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Guilin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Guilin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yangshuo County
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Photography Tours
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Food Tours

3
nights
Zhangjiajie, China

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Xibu Street and then take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Guilin to Zhangjiajie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
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4
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Jiuzhaigou County, China

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jiuzhaigou County to go to Songpan County and see Huanglong Valley, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zhangjiajie to Jiuzhaigou County takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Huanglong Valley
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

3
nights
Huangshan, China

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Step out of Huangshan with an excursion to Tangyue Arch Group in She County--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, don't miss a visit to Book Case Peak (Stalagmite Peak), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Cheng Dawei.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Huangshan trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Huangshan by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Tangyue Arch Group
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours

4
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, wander the streets of Former French Concession, and browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online journey builder.

You can drive from Huangshan to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Shanghai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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.
Step out of Seoul with an excursion to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in July; daily highs in Seoul reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

4
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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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Kyoto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, visit Odaiba District, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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owlcafe akibafukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), make a trip to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing online holiday maker.

You can fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Beijing is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Beijing when traveling from Tokyo in August, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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