29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip itinerary planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
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New Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 day
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Tower. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Tokyo Sea Life Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Arashiyama. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hiroshima, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

New Taipei, Taiwan

— 2 nights
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and then admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Taipei driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to New Taipei by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Hiroshima to New Taipei, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hiroshima in December, you will find days in New Taipei are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the wide array of goods at YNOT, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

Fly from New Taipei to Hanoi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Taipei to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip maker.

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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 26th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 day

Charming City

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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally stop by D.Hindley.

Make your Phnom Penh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Bring the kids along to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You've now added Raffles Hotel Arcade to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Singapore Zoo and Singapore Flyer. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, find something for the whole family at River Safari, wander the streets of Chinatown, and don't miss a visit to Orchard Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Singapore in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siem Reap to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Singapore. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.