58 days in East Asia Itinerary

58 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Nanning, China
— 2 nights
Train to Zhuhai, Foot to Rua da Tribuna
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Macau, China
— 2 nights
Foot to Zhuhai, Train to Xiamen
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Xiamen, China
— 1 night
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Fuzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Ningbo, China
— 2 nights
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Hangzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Bus to Jiangsu Xinpu, Ferry to Pyeongtaek Port, Bus to Busan Bus Terminal, Ferry to Fukuoka
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Himeji, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara Station, Train to Niigata
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Niigata, Japan
— 3 nights
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Sendai, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanluoguxiang and Pop-UP Beijing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and examine the collection at The Palace Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary maker.

Billund, Denmark to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Billund to Beijing. When traveling from Billund in April, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Nanning.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Nanning, China

— 2 nights

Green City

Discover verdant natural scenery, a warm climate, and a diverse culture on a vacation in Nanning, a large city near the border with Vietnam.
Visiting Qingxiu Mountain and China and Vietnam Friendship Pass will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Mixc mall and Nanning Zhongshan Snack Street. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Nanhu Lake Park, walk around Nanning People's Park, get into the urban bustle at Guangxi International Convention and Exhibition Center, and make a trip to Chaoyang Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Nanning travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Beijing to Nanning in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, expect Nanning to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Nanning

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Macau, China

— 2 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at City of Dreams and Pastelaria Koi Kei. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruins of St. Paul's and Taipa Village Macau. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), examine the collection at Macao Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Centre of Macau, and explore the world behind art at Macau Museum of Art.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Macau day trip planner.

Getting from Nanning to Macau by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Xiamen, China

— 1 night

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Yuyuan Garden, shop like a local with Gulangyu, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Zhongshan Road Walking Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Xiamen trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Macau to Xiamen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fuzhou.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Fuzhou, China

— 2 nights

City of Banyans

The capital of Fujian province, the old port city of Fuzhou offers a seamless fusion of nature and industry, historic architecture and sprawling high rises.
Visiting Fuzhou National Forest Park and Drum Mountain (Gu Shan) will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Linzexu Memorial of Fuzhou and Xichan Temple. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Architectural buildings of Sanfang Qixiang and Zhuzi Workshop and examine the collection at Fuzhou Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fuzhou itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Xiamen to Fuzhou takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Fuzhou, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ningbo.

Things to do in Fuzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Ningbo, China

— 2 nights
A bustling port city with a rich and complex history, Ningbo today offers plenty of varied sites to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Seven-pagoda Temple, see the interesting displays at Tianyi Library, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Tianyi Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Ningbo HarborLand Park, delve into the distant past at Tiantong Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Shuice Stela.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ningbo tour website.

Traveling by train from Fuzhou to Ningbo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Ningbo

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

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 19th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Xixi Wetland Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hefang Street, and then get engrossed in the history at Zhejiang Museum Wulin.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Hangzhou trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Ningbo to Hangzhou in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple. Head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and South Bund Soft Spinning Material Marketfor some retail therapy. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Former French Concession, make a trip to Jin Mao Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and wander the streets of Tian Zi Fang.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Shanghai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 25:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Komyozen-ji Temple. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Nokonoshima Island. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Karatsu (Kankyo Geijutsu no Mori & Nijino Matsubara), Tenpaizan (in Chikushino) and Tenkai Inari Shrine (in Dazaifu). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, get engrossed in the history at Kumamoto Castle Museum Wakuwakuza, go for a walk through Ohori Park, and step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Shanghai to Fukuoka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Fukuoka. In April in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Himeji, Japan

— 4 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Popular historic sites such as Himeji Castle and Nishi no Maru are in your itinerary. Visiting Tendaki Falls and Himeji Central Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Yokawa Inter Golf Club MECHA (in Miki), Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets (in Kobe) and Asago (Takeda Castle Ruins & Ritsuun Gorge). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, trek along Mt Shosha hiking, and make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji holiday builder app.

Fly from Fukuoka to Himeji in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Fukuoka in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Himeji, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Osaka, Japan

— 4 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.
Visit Osaka Castle and Nigatsu-do Temple for their historical value. Head to Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Peace Osaka.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka travel planner.

Getting from Himeji to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in May, you will find days in Osaka are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Visiting Fuuka-Kimono and 株式会社 MATATABI will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and shop like a local with Kyoto Station Building.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Odawara Castle Tenshukaku and Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum. Shop till you drop at Pola Museum of Art and Hamamatsuya. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Odawara Castle (in Odawara). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Hakone-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Niigata, Japan

— 3 nights
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
For shopping fun, head to Ponshukan Niigata Station or Tojiro Knife Gallery. Get outdoors at Fukushima-gata and Mt. Yahiko. Change things up with these side-trips from Niigata: Yahiko-mura (Yahiko Shrine & Yahikoyama Panorama Tower). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, make a trip to Hakusan Park, get engrossed in the history at Northern Culture Museum, and see the interesting displays at Niigtata Rice Cracker Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Niigata travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Niigata in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In May in Niigata, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sendai.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Sendai, Japan

— 3 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Entsu-in Temple and Sendaijo Ato. Shop till you drop at Shiogama Seafood Market and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sendai Port. Get out of town with these interesting Sendai side-trips: Matsushima-machi (Matsushima Bay, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Shiogama Shrine (in Shiogama). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Sunmall Ichibancho, explore the galleries of Aoba Castle Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Rairaikyo Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hirose River.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sendai trip maker.

Traveling by car from Niigata to Sendai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sendai are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Stockplus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo (in Yokohama). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, get outside with Minamisawa Ajisaiyama, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Sendai in May, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 27: