21 days in Japan, South Korea & China Itinerary

21 days in Japan, South Korea & China Itinerary

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21 days in Japan, South Korea & China Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, and other attractions you added.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Classes Parks
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
You've added Universal Studios Japan, Eat Osaka, Dotonbori, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Osaka are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Busan.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Classes Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Eat Osaka ©
Eat Osaka

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You've added Hill Spa Busan, Haeundae Beach, Yongdusan Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Osaka to Busan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Osaka in August, you will find days in Busan are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Spas Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Hill Spa Busan ©
Hill Spa Busan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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've added Changdeokgung Palace, Bukhansan National Park, OME Cooking Lab, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) as well as Mutianyu Great Wall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Beijing holiday planner .

You can fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing. In August in Beijing, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You've added Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Victoria Peak (The Peak), Wild Hong Kong, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in August since evenings lows in Hong Kong dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

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