26 days in Asia Itinerary

26 days in Asia Itinerary

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26 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Singapore. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Singapore at 36°C and lows at 29°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off toBangkok.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Nightlife Tours

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 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Bangkok takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Singapore to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

7
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lanyang Museum and Taipei Confucius Temple. Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Bopiliao Ancient Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Juming Museum (in Jinshan), Wulai (in Wulai) and The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (in Banqiao). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, view the masterpieces at National Center for Traditional Arts, and contemplate the long history of Tianhou Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei tour planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bangkok to Taipei in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Taipei. While traveling from Bangkok, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Taipei, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Agenna Shipyard Relics, Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple, Lanyang Museum, National Center for Traditional Arts
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Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Kashima Jingū Shrine and Nezu Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kencho-ji Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanda Myojin, contemplate the long history of 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and make a trip to Oyama Afuri Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip tool .

Fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Taipei, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Samukawa Shrine, Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, Naritasan Omote Sando, Katori Jingu Shrine
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kashima Jingu ©
Kashima Jingu

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda), Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Omiwa Shrine) and Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. February in Osaka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Sakurai, Toshodai-ji Temple, Ise Shrine Geku, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Highlights from your plan
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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