60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn, Germany
Fly:  21​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h
8
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
13
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
14
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Paderborn, Germany

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planner .

Paderborn, Germany to Hanoi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Paderborn to Hanoi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, make a trip to Wat Ched Yot, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic City of Ayutthaya and Big Buddha Temple. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Wat Mahathat (in Ayutthaya) and The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) (in Pattaya). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In September in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Flower Dome. Explore Singapore's surroundings by going to Sentosa Island (S.E.A. Aquarium & Universal Studios Singapore). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at Waterfront Promenade, identify plant and animal life at MacRitchie Nature Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Bangkok to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Singapore due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 10th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning 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. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Dragon Bridge. The adventure continues: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Food Tours
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Nan Lian Garden. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), admire the striking features of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lantau island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An to Hong Kong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hong Kong to Taipei in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Taipei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

5
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Jin Mao Tower. Change things up with a short trip to Shaxi Ancient Town in Taicang (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Former French Concession, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai holiday builder tool .

Fly from Taipei to Shanghai in 5 hours. In October, Shanghai is little chillier than Taipei - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Shaxi Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

5
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get little chillier in Beijing: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to N Seoul Tower and Bukchon Hanok Village. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and walk around Banpo Hangang Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner .

Getting from Beijing to Seoul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Korea Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seoul when traveling from Beijing in October, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

4
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gamcheon Culture Village and Gwangandaegyo Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Anapji Pond (in Gyeongju) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan itinerary tool .

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in November, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anapji Pond, Oedo Botania
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gwangandaegyo Bridge ©
Gwangandaegyo Bridge

5
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Himeji Castle and Arashiyama. Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Busan to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Busan in November, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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'll discover tucked-away gems like Sensō-ji and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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