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
plane:  2​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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to 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 Shanghai Tower, Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Yuyuan Bazar, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Xintiandi. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

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

Parks Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Suzhou, West Lake (Xi Hu)
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Skytree, Hakone Yuryo, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Sensō-ji and Takeshita Street. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Akihabara, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning tool .

Fly from Shanghai to Tokyo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Baths Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chofu, Hakone-machi
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari ©
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Safari, Night Safari, Merlion Park, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Chinatown, see the interesting displays at Singapore City Gallery, shop like a local with Little India, then get in on the family fun at River Safari, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters 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

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Night Safari ©
Night Safari
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Little India ©
Little India

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