33 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

33 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

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33 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
9
Salt Lake City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  18​h 15​min
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Seoul, South Korea

5
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes DMZ Tours, Bosingak, Jogyesa Temple, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). In November in Seoul, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit planner.

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, Hakone-machi, Lake Kawaguchi, Nagakubo Park
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok online itinerary builder .

Getting from Tokyo to Bangkok by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Bangkok is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Pub Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap day trip app .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, walk around Mekong Riverside Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat That Khao ワット タットカオ, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around Chao Anouvong Park, then take an in-depth tour of Lao National History Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Vientiane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Siem Reap in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Vientiane. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

2
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally stop by Retroretro. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda and then hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) trip builder website .

You can fly from Vientiane to Yangon (Rangoon) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda
Bogyoke Aung San Market ©
Bogyoke Aung San Market

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, then stroll through Batu Caves, and finally admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Aquaria and then stroll around KL Bird Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur tour planner .

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Singapore Flyer and then get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Chinatown, then see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip planner .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Singapore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

2
nights
Salt Lake City, United States

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Deer Valley Resort). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and make a trip to Kindig It Design.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner .

Fly from Singapore to Salt Lake City in 21.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 15 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Salt Lake City at 4°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Salt Lake City to Kyoto takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Kyoto is 16 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in December; daily highs in Kyoto reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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