11 days in East Asia Itinerary

11 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), then shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of 1933 Old Millfun, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shanghai sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Shanghai is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Shanghai is 4 hours. While traveling from Dubai, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Fun & Games

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Deoksugung, then explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and finally wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, and get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors