58 days in East Asia Itinerary

58 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
2
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
3
Lhasa, China
— 5 nights
4
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
5
Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
6
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
7
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 4 nights
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
9
Nagano, Japan
— 4 nights
10
Kanazawa, Japan
— 4 nights
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
12
Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
13
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights

3
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Off-Road Tours. Appreciate the collections at National History Museum and Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, steep yourself in history at Gandantegchenling Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex, and don't miss a visit to Genghis Khan Square.

Before you visit Ulaanbaatar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Bogota, Colombia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota to Ulaanbaatar, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bogota in August, expect nights in Ulaanbaatar to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Nature Parks
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Choijin Lama Temple Museum ©
Choijin Lama Temple Museum
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), contemplate the long history of Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple), and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in August, expect Beijing to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Beijing

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

5
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Potala Palace and Sera Monastery. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Climbing Tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street, and take an in-depth tour of Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall.

Plan my day in Lhasa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Lhasa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Beijing in August: high temperatures in Lhasa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

2
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Amitori Asaba, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lhasa to Iriomote-jima. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lhasa to Iriomote-jima due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lhasa in August: highs in Iriomote-jima hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

4
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Oganzaki Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Kondoi Beach and Sunset Beach. Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Fusaki Beach, walk around Banna Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In August in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach, head off the coast to Kouri Island, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In August in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

4
nights
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Get some historical perspective at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Fuji and Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Ito (Mount Omuro, Jogasaki Coast, &more) and Ita Beach (in Numazu). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Hakone-machi takes 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miyakojima in August: high temperatures in Hakone-machi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ito, Mount Fuji, Ita Beach, Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Tokyo Central Railway Station and Senso-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Odaiba District and National Museum of Western Art. Change things up with a short trip to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, stop by Ginza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey builder.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo Central Railway Station ©
Tokyo Central Railway Station

4
nights
Nagano, Japan

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zenko-ji Temple and Kaichi Gakko Primary School. Get in touch with nature at Yubatake and Kaminaridaki Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Matsumoto (Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto City Art Museum, &more), Kusatsu-machi (Osen Waterfall & Onsen Resorts) and Stone Church (in Karuizawa-machi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha and take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nagano day trip planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Nagano by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect Nagano to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Kusatsu-machi, Kaio-in Temple, Kaminaridaki Falls, Stone Church
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School

4
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Maruoka Castle (in Sakai), Takayama (Higashiyama Walking Course, Sanmachi Suji, &more) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, and examine the collection at Dolls Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa road trip planner.

You can take a train from Nagano to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Maruoka Castle, Gongenmori Beach
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Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple

5
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Shimogamo Jinja and Ginkakuji Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

5
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seongsan Ilchulbong and Udo. Take a break from the city and head to Spirited Garden and Hyeopjae Beach. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, explore the world behind art at Jeju Folk Museum, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum.

Plan trip to Jeju with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Kyoto to Jeju in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Jeju, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Udo ©
Udo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

7
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.
Let the collections at The War Memorial of Korea and Trickeye Museum Seoul capture your imagination. Hwaseong Fortress and Gyeongbokgung Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae) (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Jeju, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suwon, DMZ Haemaru Village
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The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

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