60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Naha, Japan
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Tainan, Taiwan
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
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Seoul, South Korea

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.
The War Memorial of Korea and National Museum of Korea will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trickeye Museum Seoul and Changdeokgung Palace. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace, browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the history behind Jogyesa Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary builder app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Seoul due to the time zone difference. In September, Seoul is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 26°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
4.5
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Historic Walking Area
Changgyeonggung Palace
4.5

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Beijing, China

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.
You'll explore and learn at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and The Palace Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). There's much more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), contemplate the waterfront views at Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and admire the striking features of Meridian Gate (Wu Men).

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip website.

Fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Beijing, with highs around 31°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Mutianyu Great Wall
Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.6
The Palace Museum ©
World heritage site
The Palace Museum
4.4

4
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Shanghai, China

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 The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession for their historical value. Tian Zi Fang and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Suzhou (Humble Administrator's Garden & The Lingering Garden). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai attractions planner.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in September, Shanghai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
Scenic Walking Area
The Bund (Wai Tan)
4.7
Tian Zi Fang ©
Neighborhood
Tian Zi Fang
4.1

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore teamLab☆Planets and National Museum of Western Art. Popular historic sites such as Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and Kencho-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, &more), Narita (Naritasan Omote Sando, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more) and Kamakura (Jizodo, Hase-dera Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Tokyo by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Shanghai to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
teamLab☆Planets ©
Must see
teamLab☆Planets
4.5
Nezu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koyasan Okunoin and Toshodai-ji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kongobu-ji Temple and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara), Koya-cho (Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, Koyasan Danjo Garan, &more) and Ikaruga-cho (Chuguji Temple, Horyu-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joko-ji Temple, and see the interesting displays at Mint Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Osaka attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Must see
Kongobu-ji Temple
4.6
Horyu-ji Temple ©
World heritage site
Horyu-ji Temple
4.5

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Kyoto, Japan

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 a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji. Popular historic sites such as Shimogamo Jinja and Ise Shrine Geku are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Omihachiman (Vories Memorial Hall & Borderless Art Museum No-ma) and Ise (Kazenomiya, Sarutahiko Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kifune Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Kifune Shrine ©
Must see
Kifune Shrine
4.4
Ise Shrine Geku
Must see
Ise Shrine Geku
4.6

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Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanyang Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hsing Tian Kong and Lungshan Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Beiguan Crab Museum (in Toucheng), Pingxi (Shifen Waterfall Walk Area & Shifen Old Street) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). And it doesn't end there: stop by Dihua Street, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Taipei takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Taipei. Traveling from Kyoto in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Taipei: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Taipei

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your trip
Lanyang Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lanyang Museum
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4
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Naha, Japan

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Let the collections at Himeyuri Peace Museum and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Itoman (The Tower of Himeyuri & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park), Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son) and Zamami-son (Furuzamami Beach & Zamami Island). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, and stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naha trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Naha takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Historic Walking Area
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
4.3

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Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Taketomi Folk Art Museum. Let the collections at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Taketomi Yugafu-kan capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Banna Park, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and steep yourself in history at Kusukumuri.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Must see
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
History Museum
Ishigaki Yaima Village
3.8

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Busan, South Korea

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Let the collections at Gyeongju National Museum and Daeseong-dong Tomb Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cheonmachong Tomb and Beomeosa Temple. Step out of Busan to go to Gyeongju and see Gyeongju Hyanggyo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around UN Memorial Cemetery, visit Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan day trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Busan in 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ishigaki in October: highs in Busan hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Historic Site
Cheonmachong Tomb
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Fo Guang Shan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Pier-2 Art Centre and Taiwan Sugar Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (in Checheng) and Kenting National Park (in Hengchun). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library and see the interesting displays at Takao Railway Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip builder.

You can fly from Busan to Kaohsiung in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Busan to Kaohsiung is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Busan in October: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
Fo Guang Shan ©
Must see
Fo Guang Shan
4.5

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Tainan, Taiwan

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then steep yourself in history at Former Tainan Weather Observatory, and finally contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ShiLuoDian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jia Fu Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Tainan Meteorology Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beimen Crystal Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tainan trip app.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Anping Tree House ©
Historic Site
Anping Tree House
4.0
Chimei Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Chimei Museum
4.6
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Historic Walking Area
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
3.8

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Taichung, Taiwan

Cultural City

Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Lugang Old Street and Nantian Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of Natural Science and Wenwu Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Lukang Wenwu Temple (in Lukang), Yu Hsiu Museum of Art (in Caotun) and Chengmei Hall (in Yongjing). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, see the interesting displays at Great Mind Saxophone Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Taichung Literature Museum, and don't miss a visit to Tunghai University.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taichung vacation website.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tainan in October since evenings lows in Taichung dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Gaomei Wetland ©
Wildlife Area
Gaomei Wetland
4.4
Lugang Old Street ©
Historic Walking Area
Lugang Old Street
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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Po Lin Monastery and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Chi Lin Nunnery, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, and appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Taichung to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Taichung in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
History Museum
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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