24 days in Asia Itinerary

24 days in Asia Itinerary

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24 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h
7
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Montreal, 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.
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, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. In October, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Castle & Daimaru Museum Umeda). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, admire the landmark architecture of Kyutei Omuro, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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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: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Insadong, and make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planning app .

Getting from Kyoto to Seoul by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: highs in Seoul hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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: make a trip to Mutianyu Great Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongluo Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Heaven, and get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing online trip builder .

You can fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in October, plan for cooler nights in Beijing, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan). On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai planner .

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in October, expect Shanghai to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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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.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong travel site .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, examine the collection at National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and then make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hong Kong to Taipei in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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