17 days in East Asia & Southeast Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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1
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
2
Shanghai, China
— 1 night
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights

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): get great views at N Seoul Tower.

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

San Francisco, USA to Seoul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Seoul, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

1
night
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), thenenjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shanghai trip maker tool.

Fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shanghai when traveling from Seoul in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally make a trip to Pub Street.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online visit planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Siem Reap in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Shanghai to Siem Reap, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in May; daily highs in Siem Reap reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), thenexamine the collection at Jim Thompson House, thensoothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation planning website.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay, shop like a local with Orchard Road, visit Chinatown, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore online visit planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Singapore in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: highs in Singapore hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo

1
night
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 31st (Fri), stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mason Elephant Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ubud trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ubud takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. May in Ubud sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mason Elephant Park, Tirta Empul Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jishu Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Kyoto takes 13 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in June, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rikugien Garden, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thentake in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Odaiba District and then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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