59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Mackay, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
9
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
13
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes On The Rocks Bar Crawl, NATURE Daikanyama and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Step off the beaten path and head to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Naka). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, and stroll around Meiji Jingu Gaien.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner .

Mackay, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mackay in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Mt. Takao, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland, Kinomiya Shrine
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
You've now added Magical Trip to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Arashiyama. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

5
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seongsan Ilchulbong and Udo Island Lighthouse Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Genius Loci, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, stroll around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sehwa Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jeju holiday planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Jeju by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Udo ©
Udo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Insadong and Changgyeonggung Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Everland (in Yongin), Songdo Central Park (in Incheon) and The Garden of Morning Calm (in Gapyeong-gun). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the history behind Gwanghwamun Gate, stroll around Yeouido Park, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Everland, Songdo Central Park, The Garden of Morning Calm
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). There's lots more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, steep yourself in history at Temple of Heaven, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing vacation planner .

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

5
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 Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan). Change things up with these side-trips from Shanghai: Jinghang Grand Canal Hangzhou (in Hangzhou), Suzhou (Jinji Lake, Suzhou West Hill Scenic Area, & more) and Qingming Bridge (in Wuxi). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), get engrossed in the history at Shanghai Developemt Exhibition Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanghai Confucian Temple, and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai itinerary planner.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzhou, Qingming Bridge, Jinghang Grand Canal Hangzhou
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Jinji Lake ©
Jinji Lake
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lantau island and Po Lin Monastery. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, head off the coast to Cheung Chau Island, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip builder .

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Shanghai, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Chua Tran Quoc. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Photography Tours

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 24th (Sun), Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and finally experience rural life at The Duck Stop. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park planning site .

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Thai Hoa Palace, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop. On the next day, make a trip to Tu Dam Pagoda, deepen your understanding at Quoc Hoc Hue High School for the Gifted, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hue fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART), Dragon Bridge, & more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and FITO Museum. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Walking tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Discover out-of-the-way places like Phu Quoc Countryside and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong travel planning site .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Spas, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA)
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Flight Experience Flight Simulator. Explore Singapore's surroundings by going to Sentosa Island (Skyline Luge Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, & more). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, snap pictures at The Helix Bridge, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Singapore vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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