23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Visit Mỹ Sơn and Thien Mu Pagoda for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rubin Cloth Shop. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Hue to see Imperial City about 3 hours away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An online day trip planner.

Naha, Japan to Hoi An is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Naha, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Get some historical perspective at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, stop by Raja's Fashions, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

George Town, Malaysia

— 1 night
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the George Town tour planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to George Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip builder app.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 1st (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer and then get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and then visit Chinatown.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Singapore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Singapore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Ubud, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and USS Liberty Shipwreck will get you outdoors. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Tirta Empul Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan), Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang) and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk, view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip planner.

Getting from Singapore to Ubud by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Singapore in July, you will find days in Ubud are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 5 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You'll get in some beach time at Nusa Dua Beach and Pandawa Beach. You'll explore and learn at Nyaman Gallery and Reservoart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Spas (in Canggu), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denpasar trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Ubud to Denpasar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.