32 days in Asia Itinerary

32 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Seoul, South Korea
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Beijing, China
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Shanghai, China
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Jerusalem, Israel
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip app.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Seoul, South Korea

— 3 nights
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the masterpieces at Leeum Samsung Museum of Art.

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

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Seoul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. May in Seoul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Beijing, China

— 3 nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip planner.

Fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in May: highs in Beijing hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get great views at Jin Mao Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), then buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and finally wander the streets of Maoming Road. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip builder.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in May since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mason Elephant Park. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Chantara Wellness & Spa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ocean Gravity Dive Center Bali.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Shanghai to Ubud by flight takes about 10 hours. In May, Ubud is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, get outside with City Scoot, take some stellar pictures from Fort Siloso Skywalk, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Singapore vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Singapore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In May in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap tour planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Siem Reap in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubai route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Dubai takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in June, things will get a bit warmer in Dubai: highs are around 47°C and lows about 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Tours · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jerusalem, Israel

— 2 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Anne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, then see the interesting displays at Shrine of the Book, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem online road trip planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Jerusalem in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Jerusalem is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in June; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping