36 days in Asia Itinerary

36 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia holiday planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks

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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Dotombori District in Dotombori--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto route builder app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trip

Jeju, South Korea

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Jeju is known for nature, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

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

You can fly from Kyoto to Jeju in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Jeju, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Seoul, South Korea

— 4 nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Seoul are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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 19th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi planning tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Hanoi in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, ferry, and train. Traveling from Seoul to Hanoi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay online travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 27th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, and examine the collection at Drink Vietnam.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by David Jone Fashion, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong tour builder app.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koh Tao, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, stop by Tom's Fashion, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

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.