32 days in Asia Itinerary

32 days in Asia Itinerary

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32 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly + Train:  17 h 15 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Manila, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
11
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trickeye Museum Seoul and Ewha Womans University. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Gwanghwamun Gate.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul attractions planning app .

Glasgow, UK to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glasgow in January, with highs in Seoul at 35°F and lows at 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Bukchon Hanok Village ©
Bukchon Hanok Village
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace

3
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yu Garden (Yuyuan) and Zhouzhuang Boat. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and pause for some photo ops at The Bund City Sculptures.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in January, with highs in Shanghai at 49°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zhouzhuang Boat
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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple) and then examine the collection at National Palace Museum. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ximending, then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then boost your wellbeing at Beauty Works Tokyo.

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

You can fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5 hours. Traveling from Shanghai in January, expect Taipei to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Ximending
Ximending
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dragon's Back and Shek O Beach. When in Hong Kong, make a side trip to see Spas in Macau, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), don't miss a visit to Monster Building, and step off the mainland to explore Po Lin Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong vacation maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Taipei to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in January, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spas
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Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Shek O Beach ©
Shek O Beach
Spas

3
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Santiago and Intramuros. Change things up with a short trip to Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: stroll around Rizal Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Casa Manila.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manila trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Manila takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Manila: highs are around 86°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Aguinaldo Shrine
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balangan Beach and Segara Beach. Relax by the water at Kuta Beach - Bali and Jimbaran Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take a stroll through Kuta Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuta trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Kuta takes 6.5 hours. January in Kuta sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jimbaran Beach
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Jimbaran Beach ©
Jimbaran Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at The Intan, then enjoy the sand and surf at East Coast Park, and then wander the streets of Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): go for a walk through OCBC Skyway and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuta to Singapore takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
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East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bagan Lalang Beach and Pantai Kelanang Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Room Escape Games. Take a break from Kuala Lumpur with a short trip to Pantai Remis in Kapar, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamek Mosque, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Pantai Kelanang Beach, Bagan Lalang Beach, Pantai Remis
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pantai Kelanang Beach ©
Pantai Kelanang Beach
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers

1
night
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Ham Ninh Pier, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong travel route planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Duong Dong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Duong Dong due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spas, Ham Ninh Pier
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Spas
Ham Ninh Pier ©
Ham Ninh Pier

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Independence Monument. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Kurata Pepper, and wander the streets of Bassac Lane.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planner .

Getting from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Spas
Bassac Lane ©
Bassac Lane

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Freedom Beach and Yanui Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bang Tao Beach and Mai Khao Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get great views at Karon View Point, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Patong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket, Karon, Yanui Beach
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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