19 days in Asia Itinerary

19 days in Asia Itinerary

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19 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New York City, United States


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5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pola Museum of Art and Nezu Museum. Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) & Kencho-ji Temple) and Oya Stone Museum (in Utsunomiya). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Odaiba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Oya History Museum, Pola Museum of Art
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

2
nights
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 (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Kifune-jinja Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Head to Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka and Universal City Walk Osakafor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Nigatsu-do Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Arima Onsen (in Kita) and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Osaka day trip planning website .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Arima Onsen, National Museum of Ethnology
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and look for gifts at Tom's Fashion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip maker site .

You can fly from Osaka to Bangkok in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Bangkok is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Osaka in September, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a stroll through Chinatown, buy something for everyone on your list at Clarke Quay, and then identify plant and animal life at MacRitchie Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at East Coast Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, then brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, and finally head outdoors with City Scoot.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Singapore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Singapore Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park

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 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Thommanon, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and then stop by Artisans Angkor.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip website .

You can fly from Singapore to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

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