19 days in Asia Itinerary

19 days in Asia Itinerary

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19 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Odaiba and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Ueno, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

Brasilia, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Japan Standard Time is 12 hours. When traveling from Brasilia in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ueno ©
Ueno
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hangang Park and Eurwangni Beach. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Myeongdong Shopping Street, and don't miss a visit to Insadong.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Seoul to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Eurwangni Beach
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Eurwangni Beach ©
Eurwangni Beach
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

3
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): wander the streets of Former French Concession, then take a stroll through Xintiandi, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fuxing Park, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Bund International Architecture Exhibition.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of subway, flight, and train from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in October: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Walking tours
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Xintiandi ©
Xintiandi

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tai Long Wan and Repulse Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Big Wave Bay Beach and Clear Water Bay Second Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Sai Kung and make a trip to Lan Kwai Fong.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in October, with highs in Hong Kong at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Repulse Bay Beach ©
Repulse Bay Beach
Sai Wan Pavilion ©
Sai Wan Pavilion
Tai Long Wan ©
Tai Long Wan

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Coast Park and Palawan Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Siloso Beach and Sembawang Park. Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjong Beach, wander the streets of Chinatown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the views from The Helix Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Singapore itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Singapore in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Siloso Beach ©
Siloso Beach

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