60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Start: Bugbug, Indonesia
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Motobu-cho, Japan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  8 h
4
Nagano, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Takayama, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
10
Nagasaki, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
11
Seogwipo, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
12
Lhasa, China
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h
End: Bugbug, Indonesia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Ongazaki and Kondoi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ishigaki side-trips: Iriomote-jima (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Kohama Island Information Center (in Kohama-jima). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kabira Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki online holiday planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bugbug in March, expect Ishigaki to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Iriomote-jima, Kohama Island Information Center
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Cape Ongazaki ©
Cape Ongazaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

5
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Nishihenna Cape. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Ikema-jima Island, experience rural life at Farm Shop Utopia Farm Miyakojima, kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, and take in panoramic vistas at Ryugujo Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima tour planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 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 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Ikema-jima Island ©
Ikema-jima Island

5
nights
Motobu-cho, Japan

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daisekirinzan and Sesoko Jima. Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Kouri Ocean Tower), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Onna Station Nakayukui Market) and Cape Hedo (in Kunigami-son). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Motobu-cho day trip planning website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Motobu-cho in 6 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in March, Motobu-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Onna-son, Kunigami-son, Sefa-Utaki
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

3
nights
Nagano, Japan

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponshukan and Kurumayama Highland. Get out of town with these interesting Nagano side-trips: Kusatsu-machi (Yubatake & Onsen Resorts) and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagano journey website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Motobu-cho to Nagano takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In March, Nagano is cooler than Motobu-cho - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kusatsu-machi, Kurumayama Highland, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, Ponshukan
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Kurumayama Highland ©
Kurumayama Highland
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yokohama Landmark Tower and Hie Jinjya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Minatomirai (Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 & Sky Garden) and Yokohama (Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal & Yamashita Park). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and stroll around Yoyogi Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagano in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Hitachi Seaside Park
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Yokohama Landmark Tower ©
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi

6
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Suwa Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Fujinomiya (Shiraito Falls & Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine), Kunozan Toshogu Shrine (in Shizuoka) and Takato Castle Remains Park (in Ina). There's much more to do: make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujinomiya, Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Suwa Shrine, Fuji-Q Highland
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

4
nights
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Oyama Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Kanazawa (Nomura Family Samurai House, Kanazawa Station, &more), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, stop by Sanmachi Suji, and get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Takayama trip planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Takayama: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nigatsu-do Temple and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Ise (Oharai-machi, Okage Yokocho, &more), Toba Aquarium (in Toba) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Koyasan Okunoin). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-in Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and find something for the whole family at Amanohashidate View Land.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Miyazu, Koya-cho, Nigatsu-do Temple, Toba Aquarium
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Chion-in Temple ©
Chion-in Temple

3
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Senjokaku and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Miyajima (Momijidani Park, Mt. Misen, &more) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

6
nights
Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Explore hidden gems such as Inasayama Observation Deck and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Hirado (Temple and the Church Scenery, Statue of the Jagatara Girl, &more), Minamishimabara (Gonda Park, Seibo Park, &more) and Unzen (Obama Onsen Carbonated Spring, Shirakumo Pond, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Southern Park Nobozaki, take in the views from Iojima Ohashi Bridge, see the interesting displays at Gunkanjima - Hashima, and get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki day trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Unzen, Hirado, Minamishimabara
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Inasayama Observation Deck ©
Inasayama Observation Deck

3
nights
Seogwipo, South Korea

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alive Museum Jeju and Bunker de Lumieres. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, kick back and relax at Pyoseon Haevichi Beach, admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall, and take in the dramatic natural features at Seongsan Ilchulbong.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seogwipo tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Seogwipo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Alive Museum Jeju ©
Alive Museum Jeju
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff ©
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Barkhor Street. And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery, and admire the striking features of Potala Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lhasa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Seogwipo to Lhasa takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seogwipo to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. May in Lhasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) ©
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Climbing Tours

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