13 days in East Asia Itinerary

13 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Natal, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 11 hours. Traveling from Natal in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beijing, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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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.
On the 25th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, thentake some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Insadong and then admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Seoul is 1 hour. When traveling from Beijing in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Seoul, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. 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.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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