59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Mackay, Australia
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Subway:  5 h 15 min
5
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
+2
Subway + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 30 min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  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 + Subway:  5 h 15 min
14
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Subway + 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, stop by Odaiba District, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip app.

Mackay, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 23- hour flight. Traveling from Mackay to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mackay in December, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Mt. Takao, Kinomiya Shrine
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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Kodai-ji Temple and Arashiyama. Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and go for a walk through Gion.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 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 Neighborhoods Theme Parks

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 Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Genius Loci, &more). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Udo, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and stroll around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Jeju takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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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 Everland and Gwanghwamun Gate. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to The Garden of Morning Calm (in Gapyeong-gun) and Songdo Central Park (in Incheon). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December in Seoul, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Garden of Morning Calm, Songdo Central Park, Everland
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Everland ©
Everland
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan). Next up on the itinerary: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get curious at Beijing Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip site.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and subway from Seoul to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Beijing are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Meridian Gate (Wu Men) ©
Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

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 Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanghai: Jinghang Grand Canal Hangzhou (in Hangzhou), Qingming Bridge (in Wuxi) and Suzhou (Jinji Lake, Suzhou West Hill Scenic Area, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), get a new perspective on nature at Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanghai Confucian Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planner.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by combination of subway and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in January, you will find days in Shanghai are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are much warmer (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzhou, Jinghang Grand Canal Hangzhou, Qingming Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dragon's Back and Po Lin Monastery. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lantau island, and head off the coast to Lamma Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough 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:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), Head underground at Paradise Cave, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and finally experience rural life at The Duck Stop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty 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, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. 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:
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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.
On the 26th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of 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, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, gain insight at Quoc Hoc Hue High School for the Gifted, and then explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park.

Plan a Hue trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, Dragon Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can 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
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Fishing Charters & Tours
Food Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Food Tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online road trip planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, 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 somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phu Quoc Countryside and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, stop by The Green Boutique, don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip planning app.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or 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 Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Spas
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battlebox and Singapore River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Singapore: Sentosa Island (Skyline Luge Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, and stroll the grounds of Kranji War Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Singapore online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Duong Dong to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Duong Dong to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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
Battlebox ©
Battlebox

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