60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 16 nights
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Suwon, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Daejeon, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Jeonju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
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Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 21 nights
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Kobe, Japan
— 2 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea

— 16 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Seoul online holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, plan for little chillier nights in Seoul, with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 17:

Suwon, South Korea

— 3 nights

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Step out of Suwon to go to Yongin and see Everland, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Korean Folk Village. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hwaseong Fortress, go for a walk through Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion (Dongbukgakru), pause for some serene contemplation at Suwon Jeil Church, and steep yourself in history at Hwahongmun Gate.

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Traveling by car from Seoul to Suwon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In February, daytime highs in Suwon are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Daejeon, South Korea

— 2 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Daeheungdong Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Skyroad, then identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum, then take in the views from Expo Bridge, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, steep yourself in history at Gongsanseong, and then engage your brain at Expo Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Daejeon travel route planner.

You can drive from Suwon to Daejeon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Daejeon can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Jeonju, South Korea

— 3 nights
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Omokdae and Imokdae, then make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village, then examine the collection at Royal Portrait Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School, then contemplate the long history of Pungnammun Gate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church, and finally admire the striking features of Jeonju Gaeksa.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Jeonju tour planner.

Drive from Daejeon to Jeonju in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Daejeon in February since evenings lows in Jeonju dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, then make a trip to Busan Station Plaza, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally stroll through Yongdusan Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip planner.

You can drive from Jeonju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Jeonju in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

Jeju, South Korea

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain. On your second day here, Head underground at Ssangyong Cave, then Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Udo, and finally go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, and finally stop by Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Kyoto, Japan

— 21 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Kuwana (Nabana no Sato, Tado Grand Shrine, &more), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Uji (Byodoin Omote-sando, Byodoin, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

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

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 25:

Kobe, Japan

— 2 nights
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki). On the next day, make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), then stroll around Meriken Park, then take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kobe road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kobe, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Nara, Japan

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, walk around Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then make a trip to Daibutsuden, then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaidan-do.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nara road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kobe to Nara in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nara are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nara to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.