60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  22​h
1
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Pyongyang, North Korea
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hyangsan, North Korea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Busan, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandantegchenling Monastery, appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Statue Complex, examine the collection at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar day trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Ulaanbaatar, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Ulaanbaatar when traveling from Toronto in July, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square

4
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: get outside with Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

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

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ulaanbaatar in July, with highs in Beijing at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyongyang.

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

1
day
Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tanjun Mausoleum, appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch, make a trip to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, then don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Tower of the Juche Idea.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pyongyang travel route tool .

You can fly from Beijing to Pyongyang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Pyongyang due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites
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Geumsusan Memorial Palace ©
Geumsusan Memorial Palace
Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square

1
night
Hyangsan, North Korea

Hyangsan ©
A mountainous county, Hyangsan has long been a popular tourist destination with North Koreans, and the refurbishment of its striking, pyramid-shaped hotel in 2010 also gave a boost to international tourism.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hyangsan vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Pyongyang to Hyangsan takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
Pohyonsa Temple ©
Pohyonsa Temple
International Friendship Exhibition ©

6
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.
Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Insadong, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, and stroll around Namsan Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Hyangsan to Seoul in 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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

6
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Gimhae Nakdong-gang Railpark (in Gimhae) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Busan visit planning app .

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oedo Botania, Gimhae Nakdong-gang Railpark
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shanghai: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Suzhou (Tongli Town & The Classical Gardens of Suzhou). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Busan to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Busan to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Busan in July, expect Shanghai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Go for a jaunt from Hong Kong to Macau to see Ruins of St. Paul's about 1h 30 min away. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Sam Tung Uk Museum, and head off the coast to Lantau Island.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In August in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruins of St. Paul's
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

4
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Jinlun Hot Spring (in Taimali) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Zhutianyiyuan, make a trip to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, and explore the world behind art at Da Chi Nei Yun Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. August in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Dragonfly Art Studio, Xiao Liu Qiu, Jinlun Hot Spring, Zhutianyiyuan
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
Erliao Guanriting ©
Erliao Guanriting

5
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Japanese-style residential). On the 16th (Fri), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, wander the streets of Ximending, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Taipei road trip site .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Taipei by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Taipei sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Taipei to Kyoto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Kyoto. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Have a day of magic on the 29th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo Disneyland, Hase-dera Temple
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 30:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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