28 days in Asia Itinerary

28 days in Asia Itinerary

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Ferry to Cozumel, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Fly to Phuket, Foot to Phuket Town, Bus to Rawai
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Rawai, Thailand
— 1 night
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Bus to Phuket Town, Foot to Sino Inn Phuket Hotel, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan — 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Asakusa Shrine. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ueno District, stroll through The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo online itinerary planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Kodai-ji Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Toji and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Kuta.
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Kuta, Indonesia — 2 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balangan Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Point Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Fransiskus Xaverius and then buy something for everyone on your list at Samasta Lifestyle Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuta road trip tool.

You can fly from Kyoto to Kuta in 10.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Kuta due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in December; daily highs in Kuta reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Siem Reap.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Preah Khan and Banteay Kdei. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Baphuon Temple, and stop by Artisans Angkor.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Siem Reap tour app.

Traveling by flight from Kuta to Siem Reap takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Kuta to Siem Reap, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuta in December, plan for little chillier nights in Siem Reap, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rawai.
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Rawai, Thailand — 1 night

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then get great views at Karon Viewpoint, and then get great views at Nai Harn Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rawai travel planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Rawai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.
Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siam Rice Thai Cookery School and Wat Phra Singh. Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rawai to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rawai in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Classes
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Visit Wat Pho and Wat Suthat for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangkok travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then head off the coast to Castaway Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 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 some historical perspective at Chua Tran Quoc and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Phuket travel guide

3.8
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.