52 days in Asia Itinerary

52 days in Asia Itinerary

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52 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 11 nights
Fly:  8 h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 12 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
4
Hyangsan, North Korea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h
5
Beijing, China
— 14 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

11
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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and head off the coast to Lantau island.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong itinerary maker .

Paris, France to Hong Kong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Paris to Hong Kong, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Hong Kong to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

12
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum (in Fujisawa) and Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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You can fly from Hong Kong to Tokyo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Tokyo is 1 hour. In June, Tokyo is little chillier than Hong Kong - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, Hakone-machi, Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Icheon Termeden (in Icheon), Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. June in Seoul sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Korea National Arboretum, DMZ Haemaru Village, Hwaseong Fortress, Nami Island, Icheon Termeden
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

1
night
Hyangsan, North Korea

Hyangsan ©
A mountainous county, Hyangsan has long been a popular tourist destination with North Koreans, and the refurbishment of its striking, pyramid-shaped hotel in 2010 also gave a boost to international tourism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple, and then stroll through Mount Myohyang.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hyangsan trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seoul to Hyangsan in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks Nature Museums
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Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
International Friendship Exhibition ©
Pohyonsa Temple ©
Pohyonsa Temple

14
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, stroll through Temple of Heaven, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Hyangsan to Beijing in 6 hours. Traveling from Hyangsan to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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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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