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First Time in East Asia

First Time in East Asia

  1. Chris M.

    I’m starting to plan my first tip to East Asia, and I’m curious what you all think of the itinerary. I’m worried that I may be packing too much in. I’ve booked the first flight (SFO to HKG on CX in F), but the rest is up in the air. I’m going in October FWIW.
    The current plan is:
    [*]2 nights Hong Kong
    [*]3 nights Singapore
    [*]4 nights Tokyo
    [*]2 nights Kyoto
    [*]2 nights Seoul

  2. David W

    It depends on what you want to do in each city but its a great way to begin exploring East Asia. I’d make a must-do list and a if-I-have-time list for each city. When you get back, start planning a second trip! Have fun!

  3. MidSouthSkier

    That’s a lot of hopping around. I recently did a trip with 4 stops in 2 weeks and it felt like we were constantly on the move. I had a lot on my must-see list but I would have preferred a couple extra days in some places but I only had so much vacation time.

    Are you going by yourself or with others? If other people are involved you’ll probably want to get an idea of what they want to do in each city as well, which may drive your itinerary.

  4. Gaurav

    I’d second what [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] skier mentions. Often two nights in a place turns out to just a day given travel schedules. I’d consider cutting out one of the destinations and maybe giving yourself a little bit of breathing room. Otherwise like [USER=29]@David W[/USER] says, make sure you have a tight plan and stick to it!

  5. Chris M.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I’m tweaking the itinerary, so I have more time in each city. I’m going to do 3 nights minimum in each city.

    I’m thinking about spending 4 nights in Hong Kong. Is that too long? I assume there will be plenty to see/do…

  6. David W

    4 nights in HK is fine, there is plenty to do. Macau is also a quick ferry ride away and that can be a fun day trip, no overnight needed

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