24 days in East Asia Itinerary

24 days in East Asia Itinerary

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24 days in East Asia Itinerary

Start: Maringa, Brazil
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  36​h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Maringa, Brazil

2
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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner .

Maringa, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maringa to Tokyo is 12 hours. In October, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Maringa - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Osaka Castle, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip builder .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Seoul is known for museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and take a stroll through Insadong.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seoul online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Seoul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in October, you will find days in Seoul are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

3
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju driving holiday planner .

Getting from Seoul to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Jeju to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeju to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jeju in October: highs in Shanghai hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hong Kong: Macau (Kun Iam Temple & Ruins of St. Paul's). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip planning site .

Fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get a bit warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Macau
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

3
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, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip planner .

Getting from Hong Kong to Beijing by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hong Kong in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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