16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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16 days in East Asia Itinerary

Houston, United States
Fly:  27​h
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Seogwipo, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sanya, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Lijiang, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
Houston, United States

2
days
Miyakojima, Japan

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Boraga Limestone Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yabiji.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary maker.

Houston, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Houston to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Seogwipo.

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Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu-jima Island
Yabiji

4
days
Seogwipo, South Korea

Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oedolgae and Hwangwooji Coast. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park and Hallasan National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seogwipo: Jeju (Udo, Manjanggul Cave, & more). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Seongsan Ilchulbong and take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seogwipo itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miyakojima to Seogwipo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in May, with highs in Seogwipo at 70°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sanya.

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Jeju
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Udo
Oedolgae
Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park

2
days
Sanya, China

The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tianya Haijiao, then explore the striking landscape at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanshan Temple. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa and then step off the mainland to explore Wuzhizhou Coral Island.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Seogwipo to Sanya. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, Sanya is somewhat warmer than Seogwipo - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

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Wuzhizhou Coral Island
Tianya Haijiao
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area

2
days
Lijiang, China

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Lugu Lake. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Mufu Palace, then steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, and then explore the stunning scenery at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lijiang vacation trip planner.

Fly from Sanya to Lijiang in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

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Yulong County, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
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Lugu Lake
Yulong Snow Mountain
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain

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