15 Day Adventure Itinerary to China, South Korea, and Japan

15 day itinerary to asia

Want to recreate our first adventure to Asia? Our itinerary is below:


We traveled through China with the G Adventures China Express Tour. G Adventures handled our transportation, accommodations, tickets, and itinerary. There were optional activities to add along the way and scheduled free times.

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing, China

Day 2: Beijing, China

Day 3: Beijing, China –> Mutiyanu, China –> Xi’an, China

Day 4: Xi’an, China –> Suzhou China

Day 5: Suzhou, China

Day 6: Suzhou, China –> Shanghai, China

  • Morning: Travel from Suzhou, China to Shanghai, China
  • Afternoon: Yu Yu Old Street and Nanjing Road
  • Evening: Shanghai Acrobat Show at Circus World

Day 7: Shanghai, China

  • Morning: Shanghai Tower
  • Afternoon: The Peace Hotel, the Bund, and People’s Square
  • Evening: The Bund at night

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Day 8: Shanghai, China –> Seoul, South Korea

  • Morning: Early Flight from Shanghai, China to Seoul, South Korea
  • Afternoon: Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Evening: Cheonggyecheon River Walk and shopping at Samcheong-dong
  • Hotel: Airbnb

Day 9: Seoul, Korea –> Busan, South Korea

  • Morning: Train from Seoul, South Korea to Busan, South Korea
  • Afternoon: Trick Eye Museum
  • Evening: Nampodong Street and Seomyeon
  • Hotel: Airbnb

Day 10: Busan, South Korea

  • All Day: Igidae Coastal Walk (Traveling Gingerbread Note: These plans were cancelled due to a torrential downpour. Instead, we bar hopped along Gwangalli Beach and visited Gorilla Brewing Company). 
  • Hotel: Airbnb


Day 11: Busan, South Korea –> Toyko, Japan

Day 12: Tokyo, Japan

Day 13: Tokyo Japan

Day 14: Tokyo, Japan

Day 15: Tokyo, Japan –> Pittsburgh, PA

  • All Day: Flight from Tokyo, Japan to Pittsburgh, PA.

September 2017

Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

My husband, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over 6 years. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours,  and experiences to maximize our time. We always try to visit to a local brewery and can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. CREATION OF THE TRAVELING GINGERBREAD: In Tokyo, we smiled every time we saw someone talking on their large, animated phone case. We had to buy one. Having an obsolete IPhone 5, the selection was limited. We purchased a gingerbread off a neglected rack in Shinjuku, Tokyo and The Traveling Gingerbread was born. You can purchase your own gingerbread friend here! The Traveling Gingerbread offers realistic budget travel tips for full time employees, fun facts, and where to find the best craft beer.

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