50 days in Asia Itinerary

50 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
5
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
9
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

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: get outside with Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple).

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Beijing is an approximately 13- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, expect nights in Beijing to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

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

6
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.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Nami Island (in Chuncheon). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Beijing to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and subway. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Beijing in November, Seoul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

DMZ Haemaru Village, Nami Island
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

6
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, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto visit app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

2
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 9th (Wed), go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, view the masterpieces at The Islander, admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Halla Mountain.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jeju day trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Jeju in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Halla Mountain
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple

5
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.
When in Shanghai, make a side trip to see Suzhou Garden Museum in Suzhou, approximately Suzhou away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Jeju to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeju to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Suzhou Garden Museum
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Shanghai in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hong Kong, with highs around 24°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

6
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cat Ba (Monkey Island, Cat Ba Island, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, head off the coast to Ti Top Island, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan a trip to Halong Bay easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Kayaking & Canoeing

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