38 days in Asia Itinerary

38 days in Asia Itinerary

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38 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Gyeongju, South Korea
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Man Mo Temple, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Hong Kong is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time to Hong Kong Time is 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

3
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Mutianyu Great Wall, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, stroll through Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and walk around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beijing online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Beijing, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 18th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandantegchenling Monastery, walk around Bogd Khan Uul National Park, appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Statue Complex, and see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar journey maker .

You can fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Beijing, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Ulaanbaatar, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square

3
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.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Paju (The Third Tunnel & DMZ). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Seoul in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Ulaanbaatar Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Ulaanbaatar, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Paju
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

2
nights
Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Anapji Pond, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gyeongju, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): head off the coast to Udo and then explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gyeongju in September, with highs in Jeju at 30°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Udo ©
Udo

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.
Have a day of magic on the 30th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Jeju to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, make a trip to Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more) and Mashike Itsukushima Shrine (in Mashike-cho). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, and appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mashikeitsukushima Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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