60 days in Southeast Asia & East Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia & East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Patong, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly to Danang, Train to Hue
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
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George Town, Malaysia
— 1 day
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly to Ngurah Rai, Bus to Amed
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Amed, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Chūbu Centrair
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Lhasa, China
— 1 night
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Nagarze County, China
— 1 night
Drive to Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Get in touch with nature at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan in Ayutthaya (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Bangkok is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Beirut to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Beirut in May: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Patong, Thailand

— 1 night
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 5th (Thu), get great views at Karon View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, then browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, stroll through Bang Tao Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patong travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: high temperatures in Patong hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Long Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach.

Make your Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 8th (Sun), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Eco Art Village, stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, then steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, and finally kick back and relax at Nui Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ko Lanta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. May in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tha Lane, kick back and relax at Koh Lao Lading, then kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary and then discover the deep blue sea with The Dive Ao Nang.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town tour builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. In May in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Leela Beach, then get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, Ko Pha Ngan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Preah Khan and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, and appreciate the history behind The Victory Gate.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap tour app.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Siem Reap by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Hue.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 18th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Hue by combination of flight and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get interesting insight from Langkawi Scuba, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Langkawi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hoi An to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In May in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

George Town, Malaysia

— 1 day
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Cannon Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Anglican Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang.

Before you visit George Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battlebox and The Intan. Get some historical perspective at The Helix Bridge and Sri Mariamman Temple. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at East Coast Park, explore the galleries of Fort Siloso, head outdoors with City Scoot, and examine the collection at Singapore City Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from George Town to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Singapore is 1 hour. In May in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amed.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Amed, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Get some cultural insight at USS Liberty Shipwreck and Besakih Temple. Relax by the water at White Sand Beach Yoga and Lipah Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amed: Tukad Cepung Waterfall (in Tembuku) and Spas (in Manggis). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Virgin Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga, and explore the striking landscape at Asah Hill.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amed holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Amed in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Singapore in May, Amed is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denpasar.

Things to do in Amed

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get some cultural insight at Tanah Lot Temple and Taman Ayun Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Nest Beachside Spa and Saraswati Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Pecatu (Suluban Beach & Uluwatu Temple), Sangeh Monkey Forest (in Sangeh) and Ungasan (Blue Point Beach & Karma Beach Bali). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Paradise Diving.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar attractions site.

Traveling by car from Amed to Denpasar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

El Nido, Philippines

— 2 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nacpan Beach and Star Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Duli Beach and El Nido Airport Beach. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff, head outdoors with Lio Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marimegmeg Beach, and head off the coast to Helicopter Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to El Nido in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Coron, Philippines

— 2 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Atwayan Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Banul Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Parish Church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Malbato Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalitang Beach, and then see the vivid underwater world at Skeleton Reef.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coron trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Boracay, Philippines

— 3 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head off the coast to Boracay Waters, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and finally relax and rejuvenate at Legacy Gym Boracay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach, then kick back and relax at Tambisaan Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boracay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Boracay are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, contemplate the long history of Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, and finally wander the streets of Shinbashi Dori.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Kyoto takes 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boracay in June; daily highs in Kyoto reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau and Enoshima Island. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, and admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haeundae Beach and Gyeongju Historic Area. You'll get in some beach time at Gwangalli Beach and Songjeong Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Gyeongju (Royal Tomb of King Jinpyeong & Gyeongju Bird Park) and Gimhae National Museum (in Gimhae). There's more to do: head outdoors with Dadaepo Beach and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Busan in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Jeju, South Korea

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Jeju Museum of Art, engage your brain at Nexon Computer Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Iho Tewoo Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Yongduam Rock, and finally shop like a local with Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Jeju road trip app.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Seoul, South Korea

— 4 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Hanagae Beach and Masian Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Eulwangni Beach. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, steep yourself in history at Jongmyo Shrine, and deepen your understanding at Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip planner.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Popular historic sites such as Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Great wall of Jiankou and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), get engrossed in the history at Beijing Capital Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Gong Wang Fu.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary website.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Seoul to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in June, you will find days in Beijing are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Lhasa, China

— 1 night
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yaowang Mountain of Lhasa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Lhasa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Lhasa is a bit cooler than Beijing - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Nagarze County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Nagarze County, China

— 1 night
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nagarze County attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Lhasa to Nagarze County in 4.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Nagarze County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Jeju Island travel guide

3.8
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.

Tibet travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Roof of the World
Standing at an average height of 4,900 m (16,000 ft), Tibet reigns as the highest region on Earth. Tourism in Tibet revolves around the area's intense natural and cultural heritage, with Tibetan Buddhist sites and serious mountaineering drawing most visitors to the region. See the home of dalai lamas and their summer palaces, and take part in a meditation with monks. Outdoor adventures can take you to the world's highest saltwater, as well as one of the world's highest monasteries. Home to legendary Mount Everest and other soaring peaks, this "roof of the world" beckons to adventurous climbers, while several of China's major rivers have their source on the Tibetan Plateau. During your tour of Tibet, be sure to try some of the regional staples: roasted barley, yak meat, and yak butter tea.