24 days in Asia Itinerary

24 days in Asia Itinerary

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24 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
4
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gardens by the Bay.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Singapore is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Singapore is 6 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Singapore: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Beijing.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay

3
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nanluoguxiang as well as Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing day trip planning site .

Fly from Singapore to Beijing in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get little chillier in Beijing: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

2
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an Bell Tower has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an road trip site .

Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Xi'an sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites
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Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower

5
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes West Lake (Xi Hu), Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang). Get some cultural insight at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Xintiandi. Visit Former French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), don't miss a visit to Qipu Road Clothing Wholesale Market, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip maker tool .

Getting from Xi'an to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

West Lake (Xi Hu)
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

7
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Moroiso Shores and Kimono Me. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Pola Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo (in Yokohama) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo, Moroiso Shores
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Singapore Flyer, Merlion Park, S.E.A. Aquarium, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Chinatown, then see the interesting displays at Singapore City Gallery, then get in on the family fun at River Safari, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Night Safari.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Singapore trip maker .

You can fly from Tokyo to Singapore in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Singapore Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Cove Waterpark ©
Adventure Cove Waterpark
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Little India ©
Little India

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