27 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Luanping County, China
— 1 night
Bus to Dongzhimen, Fly to Xi'an
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Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea — 3 nights

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.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, stroll around Haneul Park, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 15 hours. When traveling from Mexico City in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.
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Beijing, China — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mutianyu Great Wall, look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang, admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Seoul in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luanping County.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
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Luanping County, China — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luanping County trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.
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Xi'an, China — 2 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Travel China Guide.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Xi'an trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Xi'an takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Xi'an are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hong Kong.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Hong Kong, China — 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Xi'an in October: highs in Hong Kong hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Shanghai, China — 4 nights

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.
Shanghai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Former French Concession.

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Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in October, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 4 nights

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Tokyo.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Tokyo, Japan — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary maker app.

Fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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