51 days in Vietnam & East Asia Itinerary

51 days in Vietnam & East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 8 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 3 nights
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Zhangjiajie, China
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Seoul, South Korea

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Suwon (Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae), Hwaseong Fortress, &more). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, and make a trip to Deoksugung.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Seoul due to the time zone difference. In September, Seoul is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 26°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 12:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
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N Seoul Tower ©
Lookout
N Seoul Tower
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Tokyo Tower ©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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Kyoto, Japan

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, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
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Jeju, South Korea

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Jeju day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Jeju takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jeju, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Shanghai, China

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 shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planner.

Getting from Jeju to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Jeju to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Shanghai are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
Scenic Walking Area
The Bund (Wai Tan)
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Beijing, China

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: head outdoors with Mutianyu Great Wall, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Beijing, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in September, Beijing is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your trip
Mutianyu Great Wall
Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
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The Palace Museum ©
World heritage site
The Palace Museum
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Xi'an, China

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 3rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Travel China Guide. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), then take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an journey planner.

Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xi'an

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Zhangjiajie, China

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Spend the 5th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie and take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Dragon Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. October in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Food Tours
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Observation Deck
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Theme Park
Hong Kong Disneyland
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then stop by LiA Saigon, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Landmark
Cu Chi Tunnels
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War Remnants Museum ©
History Museum
War Remnants Museum
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Da Nang, Vietnam

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Precious Heritage by Rehahn, Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long An Temple, and discover the deep blue sea with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Spa
Spas
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The Marble Mountains ©
Geologic Formation
The Marble Mountains
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, and then relax and rejuvenate at Vu Nguyen Family Massage.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
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Cat Ba Island ©
Island
Cat Ba Island
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Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Old Quarter ©
Neighborhood
Old Quarter
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