38 days in Asia Itinerary

38 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia attractions planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
Fly
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
5
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+3
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Hoi An
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Train
7
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Train
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Bus
10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Tokyo, Japan — 8 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 Tokyo Skytree as well as Tokyo Disneyland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Kotonoichi Kamakura. Get some cultural insight at Odaiba District and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in) and Nikko Base (in Nikko). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. In January, Tokyo is cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Seoul.
more
Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Winter Sports · Tours
Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Do your shopping at Namdaemun Market and Ringolabel. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seoul online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in January; daily highs in Seoul reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hong Kong.
more
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hong Kong, China — 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hong Kong Museum of History and Ruins of St. Paul's. Do your shopping at IFC mall and Bamboo Scenes. When in Hong Kong, make a side trip to see Casino at Venetian Macao in Macau, approximately Macau away. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and look for all kinds of wild species at Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong route planner.

Fly from Seoul to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in January, things will get warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 23°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Hanoi.
more
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): view the masterpieces at D&C Art Gallery HQ, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip maker website.

Fly from Hong Kong to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Halong Bay.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay, Vietnam — 1 night

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. You will leave for Hoi An on the 23rd (Mon).
more
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation

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.
On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.
more
Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Nha Trang, Vietnam — 1 night

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
more
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and Emperor Jade Pagoda. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, visit Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Siem Reap.
more
Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Angkor National Museum and Cambodia Landmine Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, stop by Prolung Khmer Pottery and Weaving Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will leave for Phnom Penh on the 4th (Sat).
more
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Lotus Space. Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
more

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.
more