47 days in Asia Itinerary

47 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Nagoya, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Shirahama-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kobe, Japan
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Tokyo, Japan

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Isetan Shinjuku Store, Ginza, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions you added. Visit Nezu Shrine and Kyu-Furukawa Gardens for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asakusa Shrine and Ueno District. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Chofu to see Jindai-ji Temple about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Yanaka District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Hozomon.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route maker tool.

Wellington, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wellington to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Wellington in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Nagoya, Japan

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SCMAGLEV and Railway Park as well as Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Explore hidden gems such as Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Popular historic sites such as Sanjusangendo Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Genkoan.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker app.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Shirahama-cho, Japan

— 3 nights
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
You've now added Adventure World to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kumano Sansho Shrine and Minakata Kumagusu Museum. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Shirarahama Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirahama-cho trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Shirahama-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Shirahama-cho can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Osaka, Japan

— 4 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nigatsu-do Temple and Hozenji Yokocho. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Hōzen-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Naramachi Koshino Ie & Nara Park). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip site.

Traveling by car from Shirahama-cho to Osaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Kobe, Japan

— 4 nights
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nishi no Maru and Suma-dera. Popular historic sites such as Himeji Castle and Kobe Muslim Mosque are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kobe: Koko-en (in Himeji) and Koshien History Museum (in Nishinomiya). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan, take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), and take an in-depth tour of Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kobe tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in June: highs in Kobe hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Japan

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine. Get a sense of the local culture at Senjokaku and Atomic Bomb Dome. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hiroshimagokoku Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima holiday planner.

Getting from Kobe to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Taipei, Taiwan

— 4 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taipei Zoo. Taipei Confucius Temple and Lungshan Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Hsing Tian Kong and Holy Family Church Taipei. Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Taipei holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in June: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chua Tran Quoc. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and make a trip to Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural.

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Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hanoi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
You've now added Chiang Mai Zoo to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Wat Si Suphan and Wat Suan Dok. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Phan Tao and Ambassador Fashions. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip website.

Getting from Hanoi to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Singapore.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

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 City Scoot. Get some historical perspective at Sentosa Boardwalk and Kranji War Memorial. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Faber, steep yourself in history at Chijmes, and get your game on at Skyline Luge Sentosa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

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.