58 days in East Asia Itinerary

58 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Shenzhen, China
— 2 nights
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Macau, China
— 3 nights
Foot to Zhuhai, Train to Changsha South
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Changsha, China
— 3 nights
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Wuxi, China
— 4 nights
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Suzhou, China
— 3 nights
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Hangzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Yokohama, Japan
— 3 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fujiyoshida, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China

— 5 nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Nanluoguxiang or 798 Art Zone. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), browse for treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wang Fu Jing Da Jie.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing vacation maker tool.

Billund, Denmark to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Billund to Beijing, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billund in March: highs in Beijing hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

Shenzhen, China

— 2 nights
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Do your shopping at Ladies Market and Bamboo Scenes. Get out of town with these interesting Shenzhen side-trips: Hong Kong (Lantau island, Hong Kong Disneyland, &more).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shenzhen trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shenzhen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Shenzhen: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Macau.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Macau, China

— 3 nights
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ruins of St. Paul's and Taipa Village Macau. For shopping fun, head to Taipa Village Art Space or Macau Design Center. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Macao Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at City of Dreams, take in the spiritual surroundings of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), and make a trip to Largo do Senado (Senado Square).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Macau travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Shenzhen to Macau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Changsha.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Casinos
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Changsha, China

— 3 nights

Star City

A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Huangxing Cemetery, stroll through Mount Yuelu, and then steep yourself in history at Yuelu Academy. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Changsha Ferris wheel, then delve into the lush surroundings at Changsha Nanjiao Park, and then take in the architecture and design of Hunan University.

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Getting from Macau to Changsha by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Wuxi.

Things to do in Changsha

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Wuxi, China

— 4 nights

Little Shanghai

An industrial hot spot, Wuxi boasts a longstanding heritage, bustling economy, and picturesque natural landscapes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Slender West Lake and The Lotus Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wuxi: Yangtze River (in Taixing) and China Dinosaur Park (in Changzhou). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Liyuan Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Taihu Lake, and pause for some photo ops at Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wuxi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Changsha to Wuxi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Wuxi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Suzhou, China

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Tongli Town and Suzhou Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Zhouzhuang Water Town in Kunshan (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, and take in panoramic vistas at Ruiguang Tower.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Suzhou trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Wuxi to Suzhou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Hangzhou, China

— 2 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
On the 23rd (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Lingyin Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Xiangji Temple. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Hangzhou Confucius Temple and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hefang Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou travel route builder.

You can drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Shanghai, China

— 5 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) or Spin Ceramics. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Three on the Bund, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and take a stroll through Xintiandi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shanghai trip app.

Getting from Hangzhou to Shanghai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ginza and Tokyo National Museum. Head to Art Jeunesse Akihabara and Omotesandofor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: visit Odaiba District, take a stroll through Akihabara, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Tokyo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Yokohama, Japan

— 3 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Shop till you drop at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Yokohama Chinatown. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sankeien Gardens and Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, &more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art, and stroll around Yamashita Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yokohama driving holiday tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Yokohama are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 8th (Sun), get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), browse the exhibits of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, then browse the different shops at Lusca Atami, then look for gifts at Aoki no Himono Atami Ekimae, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tenkakudai.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Yokohama in May, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Fujiyoshida, Japan

— 3 nights
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Fuji and Hannoki Forest Museum / Sokonuke Pond. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujiyoshida: Mt. Fuji 5th Station (in Narusawa-mura) and Fujinomiya (Mt.Fuji 5th station, Kengamine, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, snap pictures at Oshino Omiya Bridge, stroll through Arakurayama Sengen Park, and don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fujiyoshida trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Fujiyoshida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Fujiyoshida sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Shop till you drop at Kyoto Station Building and Horando, Togetsukyo Honten. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and visit Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Fujiyoshida, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Nara, Japan

— 3 nights

Ancient City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Todai-ji Temple and Experience YAMATO. Do your shopping at Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo and Nara Family. The adventure continues: walk around Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nara vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in May since evenings lows in Nara dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. For shopping fun, head to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street or Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). Venture out of the city with trips to Kobe (Kobe Harborland & Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip builder.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in May, Osaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center and Vioro. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Kushida Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Dazaifu (Tenkai Inari Shrine, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Fukuoka Washita Shop, go for a walk through Ohori Park, wander the streets of Nakasu District, and get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 26: