56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
2
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
8
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
9
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
10
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
11
Beijing, China
— 4 nights

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
For shopping fun, head to Tsim Sha Tsui or Stanley. Get a sense of the local culture at Soho and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). The adventure continues: trek along Dragon's Back, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria Harbour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong visit planner.

Kristiansand, Norway to Hong Kong is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kristiansand to Hong Kong, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Kristiansand in June, with highs in Hong Kong at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

5
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Do your shopping at Bamboo Market and E Mall. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through Ilig Iligan Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and step off the mainland to explore Boracay Waters.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boracay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. June in Boracay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

6
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tirta Empul Temple and Melasti Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Blue Point Beach and Jemeluk Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua), Balangan Beach (in Kuta) and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, and stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Ubud trip planner.

You can fly from Boracay to Ubud in 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pecatu, Ungasan, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Museum PASIFIKA, USS Liberty Shipwreck
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
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Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Explore hidden gems such as Nacpan Beach and Small Lagoon. Visiting Las Cabanas Beach and Seven Commando Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read El Nido travel route planner.

Getting from Ubud to El Nido by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Yangmingshan National Park and YehLiu Geopark. Visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lungshan Temple for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and take a stroll through Ximending.

Planning Taipei trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from El Nido to Taipei by flight takes about 8.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark

6
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.
Visit Hase-dera Temple and Kōtoku-in for their historical value. Do your shopping at Asakusa and TOKYO Samurai Kembu. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

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You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Tokyo is 1 hour. In July, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Taipei - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Nishijin Textile Center. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ginkakuji Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Grand Shrine, &more) and Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Ise, Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haeundae Beach and Gamcheon Culture Village. Gallery Mare and Busan Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, and examine the collection at Busan Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Busan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Busan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Seoul to go to Paju and see DMZ Haemaru Village, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and don't miss a visit to Deoksugung.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seoul journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Seoul sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea

5
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.
Visit Tian Zi Fang and Jade Buddha Temple for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Xintiandi, visit Taikang Road, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Shanghai. Traveling from Seoul in July, you will find days in Shanghai are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and Chinese Imperial Post. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shanghai in July since evenings lows in Beijing dip to °C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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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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