57 days in Asia Itinerary

57 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
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Shanghai, China
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Manali, India
— 5 nights
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Leh, India
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Jerusalem, Israel
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo online route maker.

Washington DC, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
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 26th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Osaka sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip maker tool.

Getting from Osaka to Seoul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Beijing, China

— 4 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, make a trip to Bell and Drum Towers, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Beijing is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in May: highs in Beijing hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai road trip website.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in June, expect nights in Shanghai to be somewhat warmer, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 5 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Ubud (Saraswati Temple & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mason Elephant Park, take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart, surround yourself with nature on Gede Private Bali Driver, and browse the exhibits of Ghostbird + Swoon.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Denpasar in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Shanghai in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Denpasar, with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, stroll through Jurong Bird Park, and stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Singapore holiday planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Temple Town

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 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planning website.

Fly from Singapore to Siem Reap in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and wander the streets of Khaosan Road.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Manali.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Manali, India

— 5 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Naggar (Naggar Castle & Krishna Temple). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Rohtang Pass, get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manali trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Manali takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Leh, India

— 4 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary site.

Drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubai trip builder tool.

You can fly from Leh to Dubai in 9 hours. Traveling from Leh to Dubai, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Dubai sees daily highs of 108°F and lows of 92°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Theme Parks · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Jerusalem, Israel

— 3 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Jerusalem takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip