56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Tsim Sha Tsui or Magical World. Get a sense of the local culture at Soho and Lantau island. And it doesn't end there: trek along Dragon's Back, step off the mainland to explore Po Lin Monastery, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong online tour planner.

Kristiansand, Norway to Hong Kong is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is 7 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Kristiansand in June, with highs in Hong Kong at 38°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
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Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

5
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Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Do your shopping at Bamboo Market and E Mall. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Lapuz-Lapuz Beach, kick back and relax at White Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Boracay Waters.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boracay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hong Kong to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. June in Boracay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

6
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tirta Empul Temple and Melasti Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Blue Point Beach and Jemeluk Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Balangan Beach (in Kuta), Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu) and Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the different shops at Samasta Lifestyle Village, and stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Ubud trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Ubud in 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
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El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Explore hidden gems such as Nacpan Beach and Big Lagoon. Visiting Las Cabanas Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Commando Beach and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read El Nido travel route planner.

Getting from Ubud to El Nido by combination of flight and ferry takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach

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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.
Get outdoors at Yangmingshan National Park and YehLiu Geopark. Visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lungshan Temple for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from El Nido to Taipei takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark

6
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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.
Visit Hase-dera Temple and Senso-ji Temple for their historical value. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Gallery Marusan. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, learn something new at TOKYO Samurai Kembu, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

Planning Tokyo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Tokyo is 1 hour. In July, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Taipei - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Gallery Mare. Busan Museum and Busan Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get outside with Haeundae Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kyoto to Busan in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in July, you will find days in Busan are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Busan Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Busan Gamcheon Culture Village
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and DMZ Haemaru Village. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and make a trip to Insadong.

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

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea

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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.
Visit Tian Zi Fang and Jade Buddha Temple for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Former French Concession and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in July, you will find days in Shanghai are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

4
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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and Chinese Imperial Post. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and National Museum Of China. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shanghai in July since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 26°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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