25 days in Asia Itinerary

25 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip maker

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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 day
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Takayama, Japan
— 1 day
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 1 day
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
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Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 7 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Asakusa and Odaiba District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Samurai Museum and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder site.

Madrid, Spain to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Madrid to Tokyo. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Kanazawa, Japan

— 1 day
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, steep yourself in history at Shima, don't miss a visit to Kazuemachi Tea House Street, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Takayama, Japan

— 1 day
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, then see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, then admire the striking features of Yoshijima Heritage House, and finally wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji.

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Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Takayama, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then wander the streets of Gion, and finally stop by Pontocho District.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Nara, Japan

— 1 day

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 10th (Sat), walk around Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Hong Kong on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Hong Kong, China

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Soho, then take a stroll through Mong Kok, and then appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha). On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Wave Bay Beach, wander the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Repulse Bay Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Osaka to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Hong Kong is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat and then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Siem Reap takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Platinum Fashion Mall. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Sukhumvit and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation builder site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Colombo.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Colombo, Sri Lanka

— 7 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Kande Viharaya Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Richmond Castle and St. Mary's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Beruwala (Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa & Barberyn Island Lighthouse), Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Negombo (Angurukaramulla Temple, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wolvendaal Church, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lucia's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planning site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Colombo in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Colombo due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 24: