57 days in Asia Itinerary

57 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Shimonoseki, Japan
— 1 night
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Busan, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dandong, China
— 2 nights
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Shenyang, China
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 2 nights
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Nanning, China
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Dong Hoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Udon Thani, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Padang Besar, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights

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Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, shop like a local with Dotombori District, and visit Minami (Namba).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka holiday maker tool.

Fly from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shimonoseki, Japan

— 1 night

Fugu Capital

A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
On the 26th (Mon), take a stroll through Mojiko Retro, then visit Karato market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akama Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Kamonwharf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shimonoseki trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Shimonoseki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Shimonoseki: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Busan, South Korea

— 6 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Gyeongju (Cheonmachong Tomb & Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond). There's still lots to do: stroll through Haeundae Beach, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan route builder app.

Explore your travel options from Shimonoseki to Busan with the Route module. In July in Busan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, visit Insadong, and take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dandong.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Dandong, China

— 2 nights
Looking out over the meeting point of the Yellow Sea and Yalu River, Dandong holds the title of China's largest border city.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the views from Yalu River Broken Bridge and then stroll around Yalu River Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Korean War Memorial and then see Hushan Great Wall.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dandong day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seoul to Dandong. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Dandong due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Shenyang.

Things to do in Dandong

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Shenyang, China

— 2 nights
A trip to Shenyang, a city teeming with history and heritage, reveals the rich culture of Northeast China in a booming economic hot spot and bustling metropolis.
On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) and then steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Shenyang Botanical Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shenyang using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Dandong to Shenyang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Shenyang

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Beijing, China

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then examine the collection at The Palace Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Shenyang to Beijing by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nanning.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Nanning, China

— 1 night

Green City

Discover verdant natural scenery, a warm climate, and a diverse culture on a vacation in Nanning, a large city near the border with Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll around Nanning People's Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Qingxiu Mountain. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Nanhu Lake Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nanning route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Nanning takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nanning, with lows around 29°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Nanning

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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 17th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanoi route builder site.

Explore your travel options from Nanning to Hanoi with the Route module. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Dong Hoi, Vietnam

— 3 nights
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
Go for a jaunt from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to see Phong Nha Caves about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dong Hoi holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for Udon Thani on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Udon Thani, Thailand

— 2 nights
Udon Thani prides itself on sites dating back to the Bronze Age.
On the 24th (Tue), walk around Nong Prajak Public Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at CentralPlaza Udonthani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ban Chiang Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Udon Thani trip planner.

Getting from Dong Hoi to Udon Thani by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Udon Thani, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Udon Thani

Parks · Museums · Shopping

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Udon Thani to Bangkok. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will leave for Padang Besar on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Padang Besar, Malaysia

— 1 night
Padang Besar is a border town located in the northern part of the state of Perlis in Malaysia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): visit Jalan Besar and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gua Kelam.

To find out how to plan a trip to Padang Besar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Padang Besar takes 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Padang Besar. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Padang Besar

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 5 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur in 5.5 hours. August in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, about 32 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore, don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, and explore the activities along Marina Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore visit planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip