60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Nagano, Japan
— 4 nights
Train
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Takayama, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matsue, Japan
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 4 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Nakijin-son
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Nakijin-son, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to Jeju International Airport
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Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Change things up with a short trip to The Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone-machi (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba District, get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder.

Lagos, Nigeria to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Lagos in March, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

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Nagano, Japan

Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Explore hidden gems such as Zenko-ji Temple and Togakushi Shrine Okusha. Get a sense of the local culture at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha and Old Mejima Residence. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagano: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi), Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura) and Hanakomichi (in Matsumoto). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Yubatake and hike along Kita Yatsuga-take.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nagano road trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get slightly colder in Nagano: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

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Takayama, Japan

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato). Do some cultural sightseeing at Higashiyama Walking Course and Sanmachi Suji. Change things up with these side-trips from Takayama: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Harada Sake Brewery, pick up some local products at Okuhida Fukuji Onsen Asaichi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soyuji Temple, and learn something new at Daiou-ji Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Takayama trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Takayama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Takayama are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Kyoto Station Building and Dotombori District. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip website.

You can drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:

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Matsue, Japan

Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Izumo Taisha Shrine and Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Hinomisaki Coast and Kuniga Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsue: Takuhi Shrine (in Nishinoshima-cho), Tanabeke Dozogun (in Unnan) and Ama-cho (Jokyu Sea Way Kinnyamonya Center & Oki Shrine). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, explore the striking landscape at Oki Chibu Red Cliff, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karakama Shrine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adachi Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Matsue online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Matsue takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Matsue are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

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Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kondoi Beach and Yarabudake. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and stop by Pinion Direct Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Matsue to Ishigaki in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Matsue in March, you will find days in Ishigaki are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

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Iriomote-jima, Japan

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Escape the urban bustle at Iriomote Island and Funauki Village. Relax by the water at Ida no Hama Beach and Todomari Beach. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, kick back and relax at Nakano Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

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Miyakojima, Japan

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sunayama Beach and Boraga Beach. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, make a trip to East Henna Cape, and head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:

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Nakijin-son, Japan

Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Kouri Ohashi. We've included these beaches for you: Yurigahama and Kise Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nakijin-son: Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center (in Kunigami-son) and HIRO COFFEE FARM (in Higashi-son). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, experience rural life at Aiai Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, and get outside with Tokei Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nakijin-son trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Nakijin-son in 6 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Nakijin-son. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

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Jeju, South Korea

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Halla Mountain and The Islander. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hyeopjae Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Udo, kick back and relax at Sehwa Beach, head outdoors with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and trek along Jeju Olle Trail Routes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jeju travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nakijin-son to Jeju. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

5
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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and DMZ Haemaru Village. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Insadong, steep yourself in history at Changdeokgung Palace, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Seoul online itinerary maker.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daytime highs in Seoul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:

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Shanghai, China

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Former French Concession and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Tian Zi Fang. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanghai: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Suzhou (Humble Administrator's Garden & Pingjiang Road). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), wander the streets of Xintiandi, and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seoul in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

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Beijing, China

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.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling) will appeal to history buffs. Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, stop by Nanluoguxiang, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Panjiayuan Antique Market, and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Beijing holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28: