30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia travel route planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Ninomaru Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at Arona Spa, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, walk around Banpo Hangang Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seoul vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Seoul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Beijing, China

— 4 nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing sightseeing site.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seoul in May, expect nights in Beijing to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take in the spiritual surroundings of Longhua Temple, make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai day trip planner.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in May since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Singapore, take some stellar pictures from Fort Siloso Skywalk, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Singapore planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Singapore in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Shanghai in May, expect Singapore to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

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 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Thai Zen Spa, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and finally delve into the distant past at Preah Khan.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Siem Reap takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap. In May, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok attractions website.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubai Creek, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dubai trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Dubai takes 10 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Dubai due to the time zone difference. May in Dubai sees daily highs of 100°F and lows of 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Theme Parks · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Jerusalem, Israel

— 2 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Shrine of the Book, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, contemplate the long history of Temple Mount, admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Jerusalem takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Jerusalem is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get little chillier in Jerusalem: highs are around 84°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 28 — 30: