30 days in East Asia Itinerary

30 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

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Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan

— 5 nights

City of Azaleas

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: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli), Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi) and Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Elephant Trunk Rock). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taipei online visit planner.

Santiago, Chile to Taipei is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Taipei is 12 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

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.
Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul driving holiday planner.

Fly from Taipei to Seoul in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Seoul is a bit cooler than Taipei - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and make a trip to BIFF Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in September: highs in Busan hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Kashima Kaisuiyokujo) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, stroll around Kairoyama Park, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Busan to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and go for a walk through Gion.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel route website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Kanazawa, Japan

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and finally stroll around Kenrokuen Garden. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then stop by MIKOTO Tea House, then don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in September, you will find days in Kanazawa are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, visit Akihabara, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21: