29 days in Japan, South Korea & China Itinerary

29 days in Japan, South Korea & China Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights

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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.
You've now added Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Your inner history buff will appreciate Hase-dera Temple and Naritasan Omote Sando. Venture out of the city with trips to Narita (Three-storied Pagoda & Former House of Mikogami Family) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Jogyoji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanda Myojin, wander the streets of Yanaka District, stop by Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Honten. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kennin-ji Temple and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Nijo Castle & Pontocho District) and Byodoin (in Uji). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Osaka Museum of History.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum of Korea. Get some cultural insight at Changdeokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, make a trip to Jongmyo Shrine, take a stroll through Insadong, and contemplate the long history of Deoksugung.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seoul online holiday builder.

Fly from Osaka to Seoul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Take a break from the city and head to Haeundae Beach and Dadaepo Beach. Visit Haedong Yonggung Temple and Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Gimhae National Museum in Gimhae (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Jangsan Mountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan online road trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Meridian Gate (Wu Men) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of The Palace Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, wander the streets of 798 Art Zone, and look for gifts at PAPP'S TEA.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beijing online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Beijing takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Busan to Beijing is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Busan in June, you will find days in Beijing are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan). Head to Former French Concession and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Taikang Road, examine the collection at Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party, and contemplate the long history of Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in June, expect nights in Shanghai to be somewhat warmer, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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