47 days in East Asia Itinerary

47 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shari-cho, Japan
— 1 night
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
3
Nara, Japan
— 3 nights
4
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
7
Onna-son, Japan
— 4 nights
8
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
9
Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
10
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
11
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
12
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
13
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
14
Jiashan County, China
— 2 nights
15
Zhoushan, China
— 3 nights

1
night
Shari-cho, Japan

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho road trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Shari-cho is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. September in Shari-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ninja Food Tours as well as Kasai Beach Park. Head to Pola Museum of Art and Ginza Itoya Hontrenfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Oyama Rice Terraces and Mt. Mitake. Change things up with a short trip to Hakone Shisseikaen in Hakone-machi (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shari-cho in September, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mt. Mitake, Oyama Rice Terraces
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Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Ninja Food Tours ©
Ninja Food Tours

3
nights
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 11th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Suntory Kyoto Brewery and then walk around Nara Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, sample the tasty concoctions at Harushika Brewery, and then admire the sheer force of Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nara route planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Nara sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Nature

Side Trips

Suntory Kyoto Brewery, Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Suntory Kyoto Brewery ©
Suntory Kyoto Brewery
Harushika Brewery ©
Harushika Brewery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hankyu Umeda Honten and Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Head to Dotombori District and Minami (Namba)for plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka ©
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten

2
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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, thenget outside with Mikasahama Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Shiraito River, and finally browse the different shops at Asse. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Hiroshima Shinkansen Meitengai and then identify plant and animal life at Takatoridai.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Takatoridai
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Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street ©
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street
Asse ©
Asse

3
nights
Yakushima-cho, Japan

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yakusugi Land and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Isso Beach and Tachudake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Tachudake ©
Tachudake

4
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Tiger Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manza Beach and Sun Marina Beach. There's still lots to do: stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, explore the striking landscape at Tobera Rock, kick back and relax at Yokuda Beach, and stroll through Cape Manzamo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son journey website.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Onna Station Nakayukui Market ©
Onna Station Nakayukui Market

3
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atarasu Ichiba and Wide Market. Relax by the water at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Ikizu Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Miyakojima trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 5 hours. September in Miyakojima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Escape the urban bustle at Kondoi Beach and Shiraho Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonehara Beach and Sunset Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nakamoto Beach in Kuro-shima (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nakamoto Beach, Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble

2
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, thenidentify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, and finally admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Iriomote-jima travel route planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. October in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port
Mizuochi Falls ©
Mizuochi Falls

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taipei 101 and Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Big City and Xinyue Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Elephant Trunk Rock (in Ruifang) and WuLaoKeng (in Su'ao). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Taipei road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Iriomote-jima to Taipei. Traveling from Iriomote-jima to Taipei, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Taipei sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

WuLaoKeng, Big City, Xinyue Beach, Elephant Trunk Rock
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Big City ©
Big City

1
night
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dragon's Back, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Shek O Beach, and then wander the streets of Soho. On your second day here, stop by Tsim Sha Tsui.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hong Kong online road trip planner.

You can fly from Taipei to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks
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Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Shek O Beach ©
Shek O Beach

4
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shanghai Chongming Gold Beach and Jinshan City Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bihaijinsha Wonder World and Shanghai Wild Animal Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), stroll around Fuxing Park, browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in October: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jiashan County.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shanghai Chongming Gold Beach
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market ©
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

2
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Jiashan County, China

Jiashan County ©
On a tour of Jiashan County, administered by the city of Jiaxing, you can enjoy its quiet, scenic countryside, picturesque scenery, and a variety of rivers and lakes that offer pleasant getaways from the hustle and bustle of civilization.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): browse the different shops at Suzhou Village, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Silk Street, and then admire the striking features of Yanyu Gallery. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Xitang Ancient Town and then get engrossed in the history at Six Arts Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jiashan County itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Shanghai to Jiashan County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jiashan County can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zhoushan.

Things to do in Jiashan County

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suzhou
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Silk Street ©
Silk Street
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

3
nights
Zhoushan, China

Zhoushan
Made up of over a thousand small interconnected islands, Zhoushan lies at the southern mouth of the Yangtze River, a biodiverse city popular with holidaymakers seeking sea and sun.
On the 16th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Dongji Scienc Spot and then stroll through Cobble Bay. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Longtoutiao Beach, thentake in the waterfront at Shenjiamen, and then browse the different shops at Kaihong Plaza.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zhoushan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jiashan County to Zhoushan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zhoushan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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