14 days

Japan’s Cities And Countryside Itinerary

12 day temples, teahouses and Tokyo itinerary
Tokyo (3 days) Hakone (2) Kyoto (2) Himeji (1) Kanazawa (2) Takayama (2) Tokyo (2)
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7 days

Historic north east

Wall and warriors
Beijing (2 days) Great Wall of China (1) Xi'an (2) Pingyao (1) Beijing (1)
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10 days

China’s Golden Triangle

The big three
Beijing (3 days) Xi'an (2) Shanghai (3) Hangzhou (2)
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14 days

China overland

Metropolises, teahouses and ancient history
Beijing (3 days) Great Wall of China (1) Xi'an (2) Shanghai (3) Chengdu (2) Yangshuo (3)
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15 days

Japan food and art trail

Japanese culture in depth
Tokyo (3 days) Matsumoto (1) Takayama (2) Kyoto (3) Takamatsu (2) Osaka (4)
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14 days

Cities of Japan

Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and beyond
Tokyo (3 days) Hakone (2) Kyoto (3) Hiroshima (2) Kinosaki (1) Osaka (3)
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15 days

Rural Japan route

Go beyond the big cities into the heart of Japan
Kyoto (3 days) Hiroshima (2) Takamatsu (3) Iya Valley (2) Himeji (1) Osaka (4)
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  • Tibet

  • China


    Beautiful chaos and ancient history
    Vast, varied and constantly changing, China is a heaving mix of the past and future...
  • Beijing


    With a history dating back over three millennia, China’s mammoth capital is a proud celebration of old and new — showcasing shiny modern skyscrapers alongside the imposing Ming and Qing-era Forbidden Palace...
  • Xi'an


    The eastern end of the ancient Silk Road and one of China’s historical capitals, Xi’an is a fascinating fusion of culture, food, archaeology and history...
  • Shanghai


    Shanghai is China’s biggest city and a rising financial powerhouse...
  • Chengdu


    The charming city of Chengdu, with its beautiful traditional teahouses, is the perfect place to experience China’s famed tea-drinking culture...
  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    Mutianyu is easy to reach from downtown Beijing and home to one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China, with densely distributed watchtowers and breathtaking woodland views...
  • Yangshuo


    In recent years Yangshuo has transformed from a quiet rural settlement into one of China’s most popular tourist destinations...
  • Hangzhou


    There aren’t many images of China more iconic than Hangzhou’s West Lake...
  • Pingyao


    Considered China’ best-preserved ancient walled city, Pingyao Ancient City (its appropriate official name) is famous for its largely intact Ming and Qing-dynasty infrastructure and architecture...
  • Mongolia


    Mongolia is a landlocked and sparsely populated country situated on the vast steppes sandwiched between China and Russia...
  • Ulaanbaatar


  • Khogno Khan National Park

    Khogno Khan National Park

  • Orkhon River Valley

    Orkhon River Valley

  • Uran Togoo

    Uran Togoo

  • Khovsgol Nuur National Park

    Khovsgol Nuur National Park

  • Ulgii


  • Khovd


  • Amarbayasgalant


  • Khatgal


  • Khutag Undur

    Khutag Undur

  • Murun

  • Bulgan


  • Altai Mountains

    Altai Mountains

  • Deluun

  • Erdenedalai

  • Suman Gol

    Suman Gol

  • Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

    Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

  • Telmen Nuur

    Telmen Nuur

  • Khar Nuur

    Khar Nuur

  • Khyargas Nuur

    Khyargas Nuur

  • Shazgai Nuur

    Shazgai Nuur

  • Baga Gazriin Chuluu

    Baga Gazriin Chuluu

  • Dalanzadgad

  • Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park

    Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park

  • Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes

    Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes

  • Flaming Cliffs

    Flaming Cliffs

  • Khangai Mountains

    Khangai Mountains

  • Jargalant


  • Khustain Nuruu National Park

    Khustain Nuruu National Park

  • Mandalgovi

  • Ulaan Tsutgalan

    Ulaan Tsutgalan

  • Ikh Nart Nature Reserve

    Ikh Nart Nature Reserve

  • Ikh Gazriin Chuluu

  • Gorkhi Terelj National Park

    Gorkhi Terelj National Park

  • Khentii


  • Baldan Bereeven Khiid

  • Dadal

  • Ondorkhan (Chinggis)

  • Uliastai

  • Altai Tavan Bogd

    Altai Tavan Bogd

  • Khermen Tsav

    Khermen Tsav

  • Kharkhorin


  • Naiman Nuur

  • Bayan Gobi

  • Japan


    Ancient culture and futuristic cities
    Think Japan is just futuristic cities and advanced technology? Think again...
  • Tokyo


    Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world, but it’s not just about famous restaurants and high prices...
  • Kyoto


    Kyoto is home to more than 2,000 atmospheric temples and shrines...
  • Takayama


    Little Takayama in Central Honshu is famous for its taste of rural Japan...
  • Matsumoto


    The alpine city of Matsumoto is famous for many things – it’s renowned for producing incredible art and artists, its beautiful setting in the northern Japanese Alps and for being the birthplace of soba (buckwheat) noodles, a Japanese delicacy...
  • Hakone


    Hakone is best known for its natural onsen (hot spa pools) and views of Mount Fuji...
  • Kinosaki


    Kinosaki is the archetypal onsen town — as well as being tourist-friendly...
  • Himeji


    Built in 1580, Himeji-jo has a legitimate claim to be Japan’s most magnificent castle...
  • Takamatsu


    The gardens of Ritsurin Park are one of Takamatsu main attractions and are the perfect place to relax...
  • Osaka


    Japan’s third-largest city might not be its prettiest, but it is one of its most welcoming...
  • Hiroshima


    While modern Hiroshima is a thriving, cosmopolitan city, it will always be known as the city destroyed by the world’s first atomic bomb...
  • Iya Valley

    Iya Valley

    The Iya Valley is a huge expanse of tree-lined mountains and deep river gorges, home to tiny villages, hot springs and great views...
  • Kanazawa


    Kanazawa is capital of the Ishikawa Prefecture and was largely undamaged by World War Two air raids, making it a great place to explore Japan’s historical architecture, such as the Nagamachi samurai district...
  • Mt Fuji

  • Taiwan


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