33 days in Asia Itinerary

33 days in Asia Itinerary

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33 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  21​h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
— 5 nights
plane:  4​h
8
Bacolod, Philippines
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Murcia, Philippines
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: San Francisco, United States

4
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've added Tokyo Central Railway Station, Art Jeunesse Akihabara, Imperial Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
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.
You've now added DMZ to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Changdeokgung Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seoul online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Osaka in December, expect Seoul to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°F and 24°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village

2
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.
You've added Shilin Nightmarket, Longshan Temple, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and then look for gifts at Ningxia Nightmarket. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Taipei Zoo, take a stroll through Ximending, then get engrossed in the history at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longshan Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Taipei by combination of flight and subway takes about 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in December: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 68°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Ximending
Ximending

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kowloon City, Budai'ao, Mong Kok, and other attractions you added. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Richmond Shopping Arcade and Mong Kok Market. There's more to do: stop by T Galleria Beauty by DFS, Hong Kong, Causeway Bay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hong Kong attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Mong Kok
Mong Kok
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui

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.
You've added Orchard Road, Haji Lane, Merlion Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and National Museum of Singapore. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chinatown and Little India. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Hong Kong to Singapore in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 88°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sentosa Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Orchard Road ©
Orchard Road
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

5
nights
Lapu Lapu, Philippines

Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hermit's Cove. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica del Santo Nino and Magellan's Cross. Get out of town with these interesting Lapu Lapu side-trips: Cebu City (Ayala Mall, Taoist Temple, & more).

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lapu Lapu online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Singapore to Lapu Lapu with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bacolod.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cebu City, Hermit's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

5
nights
Bacolod, Philippines

Bacolod
The capital city of Negros Occidental province, Bacolod boasts a rich foodie culture and vibrant festival scene, especially known for its annual festival of smiles.
To see reviews and tourist information, read Bacolod trip planner .

Drive from Lapu Lapu to Bacolod in 6.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Murcia.

Things to do in Bacolod

Parks Nature Shopping

3
nights
Murcia, Philippines

Murcia ©
Get in touch with nature at La Fortuna Nature & Wildlife Lagoon and Mambukal Mountain Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Muscovado Sugar Mill Brick Chimney Ruins (in La Carlota) and Malatan-og Falls (in Don Salvador Benedicto).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Murcia planner .

Drive from Bacolod to Murcia in an hour. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Murcia

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Campuestohan Highland Resort, Muscovado Sugar Mill Brick Chimney Ruins, La Fortuna Nature & Wildlife Lagoon, Malatan-og Falls
Highlights from your plan
Campuestohan Highland Resort ©
Campuestohan Highland Resort

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