15 days in Singapore, Vietnam & Japan Itinerary

15 days in Singapore, Vietnam & Japan Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Singapore to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 1 night

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 11th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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 12th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

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

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Hanoi.
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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 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Kyoto.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Spas

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Kyoto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hanoi to Kyoto, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Tokyo.
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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