31 days in Tokyo, Seoul & Shanghai Itinerary

31 days in Tokyo, Seoul & Shanghai Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Seoul, South Korea
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Shanghai, China
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Tokyo, Japan

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Odawara Kokian (in Odawara) and Maihama (Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Tokyo Disneyland, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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Seoul, South Korea

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Icheon Termeden (in Icheon), DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Nami Island (in Chuncheon). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
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Shanghai, China

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Suzhou (Tongli Town, Shantang Street, &more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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