32 days in Asia Itinerary

32 days in Asia Itinerary

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32 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16 h
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
9
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Head to The Dubai Mall and Dubai Spice Soukfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Speed Boats Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, Yas Marina Circuit, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, take in the waterfront at Bur Dubai Abra Dock, and browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dubai is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Dubai at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Get in touch with nature at MacRitchie Nature Trail and Jurong Bird Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Supertree Grove and Battlebox. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay, hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre, shop like a local with Orchard Road, and take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Singapore attractions planner .

You can fly from Dubai to Singapore in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Singapore is 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Elephant Safari Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tabanan (Jatiluwih Green Land, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, & more) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ubud trip planner.

Getting from Singapore to Ubud by flight takes about 6 hours. December in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tabanan, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tirta Empul Temple, Mason Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Shop till you drop at Samasta Lifestyle Village and Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Mt Batur (in Kintamani), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Pandawa Beach (in Kuta). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nusa Dua Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Denpasar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Samasta Lifestyle Village, Mt Batur, Pandawa Beach, Uluwatu Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mt Batur ©
Mt Batur

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 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally look for gifts at Tom's Fashion. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Denpasar to Bangkok in 5 hours. Traveling from Denpasar to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Artisans Angkor. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip tool .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours
Artisans Angkor ©
Artisans Angkor

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City route planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Beijing, China

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Beijing Yuyang International Ski. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Heaven and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). There's still lots to do: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), fly down the slopes at Beijing Badaling Ski, and make a trip to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing online vacation planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Beijing in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hanoi to Beijing, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Beijing are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Yunfoshan Ski Resort ©
Yunfoshan Ski Resort

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Huangpu River. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tian Zi Fang and Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in the pleasant sights at Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai Tower.

You can plan Shanghai trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in December, expect nights in Shanghai to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Huangpu River ©
Huangpu River
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Arashiyama, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Shanghai to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Odaiba, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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