17 days in Asia Itinerary

17 days in Asia Itinerary

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17 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  20​h
1
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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3
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace Museum and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall Ticket Office and Gong Wang Fu. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), look and learn at Beijing Planetarium, and get in on the family fun at Happy Valley of Beijing.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beijing travel planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Beijing is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Beijing is 6 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, things will get much hotter in Beijing: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Escape the urban bustle at Batu Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Appreciate the collections at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Sungai Pelek and see Bagan Lalang Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), and take a stroll through Chinatown.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kuala Lumpur, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Bagan Lalang Beach, Batu Caves
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petrosains Science Discovery Centre ©

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at East Coast Park, get into the urban bustle at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, and then take a stroll through Chinatown. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox and then get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Singapore trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Battlebox ©
Battlebox
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park

5
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore hidden gems such as Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Turtle Conservation and Education Centre. Visit Pantai Sanur and Blue Point Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Jimbaran Beach (in Jimbaran), Melasti Beach (in Ungasan) and Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, view the masterpieces at Horizon Glassworks, explore the galleries of Threads of Life, and see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ubud road trip planner .

You can fly from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. When traveling from Singapore in June, plan for little chillier days in Ubud, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Ungasan, Sangeh Monkey Forest, Jimbaran Beach, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

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