13 days in East Asia Itinerary

13 days in East Asia Itinerary

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13 days in East Asia Itinerary

Start: Natal, Brazil
Fly:  25​h
1
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Natal, Brazil

3
nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), admire the striking features of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beijing online trip itinerary maker .

Natal, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Natal to Beijing. Traveling from Natal in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beijing, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): walk around Namsan Park, then get great views at N Seoul Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and finally steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take a stroll through Insadong and then admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul online tour planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Seoul is 1 hour. When traveling from Beijing in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route builder site .

Getting from Seoul to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Tokyo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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