32 days in Asia Itinerary

32 days in Asia Itinerary

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32 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly:  31​h
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Bridgetown, Barbados

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's lots more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip itinerary builder site .

Bridgetown, Barbados to Kathmandu is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bridgetown to Kathmandu is 9 hours. Traveling from Bridgetown in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Kathmandu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 31st (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pokhara trip planner.

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. In August, daytime highs in Pokhara are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pokhara

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Promthep Cape. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and get your game on at Phuket Kart.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Patong road trip planning site .

You can fly from Pokhara to Patong in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pokhara to Patong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Promthep Cape ©
Promthep Cape

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, then walk around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Patong to Kuala Lumpur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Kuala Lumpur. In September in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Lake Beratan. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, and experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ubud online travel route builder .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect nights in Ubud to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tabanan, Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pandawa Beach and Ground Zero Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, view the masterpieces at Reservoart, wander the streets of Jimbaran Bay, and look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuta tour planner .

Drive from Ubud to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jimbaran Bay, Uluwatu Temple, Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store, Tanah Lot Temple
Highlights from your plan
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip maker tool .

Getting from Kuta to Langkawi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Langkawi

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Zipline

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Langkawi to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lantau island and Hong Kong Museum of History. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bangkok to Hong Kong by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok to Hong Kong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Shanghai itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, expect Shanghai to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, make a trip to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), see where the action happens at Olympic Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Beijing. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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