57 days in Asia Itinerary

57 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia sightseeing planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Shimonoseki, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Busan, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dandong, China
— 2 nights
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Shenyang, China
— 2 nights
Train
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Beijing, China
— 2 nights
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Nanning, China
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Dong Hoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Udon Thani, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Padang Besar, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights

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Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo attractions tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), stop by Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip planning site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shimonoseki, Japan

— 1 night

Fugu Capital

A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): visit Mojiko Retro, then visit Karato market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akama Shrine, and finally stop by Kamonwharf.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shimonoseki day trip planning app.

Fly from Osaka to Shimonoseki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osaka in July: highs in Shimonoseki hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Busan, South Korea

— 6 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Gyeongju (Cheonmachong Tomb & Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, and stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Busan trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shimonoseki to Busan. July in Busan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, visit Insadong, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Dandong.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Dandong, China

— 2 nights
Looking out over the meeting point of the Yellow Sea and Yalu River, Dandong holds the title of China's largest border city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): snap pictures at Yalu River Broken Bridge and then walk around Yalu River Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Korean War Memorial and then see Hushan Great Wall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dandong attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Dandong. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Dandong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Shenyang.

Things to do in Dandong

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Shenyang, China

— 2 nights
A trip to Shenyang, a city teeming with history and heritage, reveals the rich culture of Northeast China in a booming economic hot spot and bustling metropolis.
On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) and then take an in-depth tour of Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Shenyang Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shenyang trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Dandong to Shenyang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Shenyang

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Beijing, China

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Shenyang to Beijing takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Beijing, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nanning.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Nanning, China

— 1 night

Green City

Discover verdant natural scenery, a warm climate, and a diverse culture on a vacation in Nanning, a large city near the border with Vietnam.
On the 15th (Sun), walk around Nanning People's Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Qingxiu Mountain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Nanhu Lake Park.

Find out how to plan Nanning trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Nanning takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nanning when traveling from Beijing in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Nanning

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip website.

Explore your travel options from Nanning to Hanoi with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nanning to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Dong Hoi, Vietnam

— 3 nights
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
Step out of Dong Hoi to go to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and see Phong Nha Caves, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dong Hoi online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Hanoi to Dong Hoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Udon Thani.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Udon Thani, Thailand

— 2 nights
Udon Thani prides itself on sites dating back to the Bronze Age.
On the 24th (Tue), walk around Nong Prajak Public Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at CentralPlaza Udonthani. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ban Chiang Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Udon Thani trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Dong Hoi to Udon Thani in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Udon Thani sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Udon Thani

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Udon Thani to Bangkok. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Padang Besar.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Padang Besar, Malaysia

— 1 night
Padang Besar is a border town located in the northern part of the state of Perlis in Malaysia. On the 30th (Mon), visit Jalan Besar and then Head underground at Gua Kelam.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Padang Besar online trip planner.

Drive from Bangkok to Padang Besar in 13 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Padang Besar due to the time zone difference. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Padang Besar

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 5 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur visit planner.

You can drive from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur in 5.5 hours. In August in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Step out of Singapore to go to Sentosa Island and see Sentosa Boardwalk, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, stop by Chinatown, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip