24 days in Asia Itinerary

24 days in Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Get in touch with nature at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Taeng and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan and admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in September; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok and The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Siriraj Medical Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), enjoy the dining and entertainment at Checkinn99, and stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Wildlife

Phuket Town, Thailand

— 2 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phuket 3D Museum and Wat Mongkol Nimit. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Karon (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, get interesting insight from Bubba Diving Phuket, and don't miss a visit to Tha Rua Shrine.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town trip planning app.

You can fly from Bangkok to Phuket Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Petaling Street Heritage House and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Batu Caves will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Putrajaya and see Putra Mosque, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, take a stroll through Little India Brickfields, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, contemplate the long history of People's Committee Building, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Rainbow Divers-Saigon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh, then examine the collection at FITO Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on Viet King Fisher Company.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then take a peaceful walk through Misen Wild Woods, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hiroshima takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hiroshima. In September, Hiroshima is slightly colder than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, then make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and finally explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planning app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sengaku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, then admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Fujiko F Fujio Museum, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, then enjoy some diversion at teamLab☆Planets, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo vacation maker site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.