12 days in Asia Itinerary

12 days in Asia Itinerary

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1
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
2
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
3
Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
4
Nagasaki, Japan
— 1 night
5
Pyongyang, North Korea
— 1 night
6
Shenyang, China
— 1 night
7
Changchun, China
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Love Museum, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House, thenget engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Seoul is 8 hours. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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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 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, thenHead underground at Manjanggul Cave, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and then kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jeju trip maker tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, thenkick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Busan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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night
Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Takahama Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Glover Garden.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Nagasaki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Mansudae Grand Monument and then gain a rich perspective with Koryo Tours. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Arch of Reunification, make a trip to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, contemplate the long history of Tanjun Mausoleum, thendon't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pyongyang vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nagasaki to Pyongyang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shenyang.

Things to do in Pyongyang

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

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night
Shenyang, China

Shenyang ©
A trip to Shenyang, a city teeming with history and heritage, reveals the rich culture of Northeast China in a booming economic hot spot and bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): walk around Beiling Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong), and then explore the galleries of Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenyang tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Pyongyang to Shenyang with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pyongyang to Shenyang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Changchun.

Things to do in Shenyang

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) ©
Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)
Beiling Park ©
Beiling Park

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night
Changchun, China

Changchun ©
Capital of Jilin Province, Changchun witnessed some turbulent 20th-century Chinese history, occupied at times by both the Japanese and Soviets.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Jingyue Pool and then see the interesting displays at Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Changchun online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Shenyang to Changchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Changchun are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Changchun

Nature Parks Museums
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Jingyue Pool ©
Jingyue Pool

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