52 days in Asia Itinerary

52 days in Asia Itinerary

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52 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  13​h 30​min
4
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Coron, Philippines
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h 30​min
6
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
13
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
14
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
16
Bagan, Myanmar
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  30​h
End: Durban, South Africa

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka journey planner .

Seoul, South Korea to Osaka is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in March, Osaka is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
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.
Tokyo National Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum will appeal to history buffs. Odaiba and Edo-Tokyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and Ximending. Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Hsing Tian Kong. Step out of Taipei to go to Wanli and see Yeh Liu Geo Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip app .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Sinag Village and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Diniwid Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Dream Land Trick Art Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Taipei to Boracay in 13.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taipei in March; daily highs in Boracay reach 33°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
White Beach ©
White Beach
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Coron, Philippines

Coron
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at Makulit Shop and then kick back and relax at Kalitang Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coron trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Beaches Outdoors

3
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Get in touch with nature at Nacpan Beach and Small Lagoon. Go for a jaunt from El Nido to Taytay to see Fort Santa Isabel about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 15th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Big Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Nido road trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Coron to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Saraswati Temple. Appreciate the collections at Nacivet Art Gallery and Threads of Life. Step out of Ubud to go to Canggu and see Paradise Pictures, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ubud tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from El Nido to Ubud in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tanah Lot Temple, Nacivet Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Spas

3
nights
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Let the collections at Museum Bank Indonesia and National Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Gading Serpong and Jakarta Cathedral. When in Jakarta, make a side trip to see Museum Benteng Heritage in Tangerang, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at National Monument (MONAS), and contemplate the long history of Jakarta Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jakarta online attractions planner .

Getting from Ubud to Jakarta by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ubud to Jakarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Jakarta

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Gading Serpong, Museum Benteng Heritage
Highlights from your plan
Istiqlal Mosque ©
Istiqlal Mosque
Gading Serpong ©
Gading Serpong
Baitul Ihsan  Mosque ©
Baitul Ihsan Mosque

1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjong Beach, examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and then take a stroll through Chinatown. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Sultan Mosque and then explore the activities along Marina Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Singapore tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Jakarta to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Singapore is 1 hour. In March in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Tanjong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tanjong Beach ©
Tanjong Beach
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site .

Fly from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, take an in-depth tour of Ancient House, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, walk around Royal Palace Park, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phnom Penh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. March in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

5
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.
Visiting Phnom Kulen National Park and Zipline will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and stop by Mademoiselle Thyda.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap route planner .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Phnom Kulen National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Khao San Road. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Pattaya (Big Buddha Temple & Jomtien Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Doi Inthanon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery, examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and admire the masterpieces at Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

6
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Get some historical perspective at Bagan Temples and Shwezigon Pagoda. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ananda Temple and Thatbyinnyu Temple. Step out of Bagan to go to Popa and see Mt Popa, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayan Gyi Temple, stop by Pomelo For Myanmar, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bagan holiday app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chiang Mai to Bagan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt Popa
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple

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