32 days in Asia Itinerary

32 days in Asia Itinerary

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Narita, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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Nara, Japan
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Hiroshima, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Hakone-machi, Japan
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Nagano, Japan
— 3 nights
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Narita, Japan
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Singapore, Singapore
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Narita, Japan

— 1 night
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Narita travel route planner.

Valletta, Malta to Narita is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Valletta in November, expect Narita to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Osaka, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
You've added Universal Studios Japan, Kobe Harborland, Maiko Marine Promenade, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Dotombori District and Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Osaka itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Narita to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Japan

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Isuien Garden, Shigisan Gyokuzoin, Tokkuri Lake, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shigi, then explore the activities along Tokkuri Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shigisan Gyokuzoin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've added Hiroshima Castle, Shukkei-en Garden, Cat Cafe Manekineko, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Enryuji Temple. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Nara to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
You've added Kyoto Aquarium, Kinkaku-ji, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto visit planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 nights
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've added Robot Restaurant, teamLab Borderless, Asakusa Samurai Kart, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gora Park, Owaku-dani Valley and Fun2Drive. On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley and then stroll around Gora Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Fun2Drive.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi travel planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Nagano, Japan

— 3 nights
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Nojiri, Kurohime Plateau Snow Park and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Kurohime Plateau Snow Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nagano trip builder.

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Nagano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in December, Nagano is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Narita.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Narita, Japan

— 1 day
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Narita road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Nagano to Narita in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Nagano, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Narita, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 1°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Singapore, Singapore

— 1 night

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Singapore River, stop by Chinatown, look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, then head outdoors with City Scoot, then take in the views from The Helix Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at The Intan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Narita to Singapore in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Narita to Singapore is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Narita in December: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Chao Phao Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum, then get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Singapore to Ko Pha Ngan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ko Pha Ngan is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 2 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Step out of the city life by going to Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Pantai Sanur. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Jimbaran Beach (in Jimbaran) and Ungasan (Blue Point Beach & Melasti Beach).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denpasar tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Denpasar takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

On the 28th (Sat), kick back and relax at East Coast Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Faber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrew's Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Fort Siloso, and finally take in the views from Sentosa Boardwalk.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Nagano Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Nagano Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Nagano. Due to the abundance of mountain ranges in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited.Nagano has impressive highland areas, including most of the Kita-Alps, Chūō-Alps, and Minami-Alps, which extend into the neighbouring prefectures. In addition to its natural scenic beauty and rich history, Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as a world-class winter sport destination, and a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.HistorySee Shinano Province.

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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.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.