30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Singapore, Singapore
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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, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take a stroll through Akihabara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary tool.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Tokyo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Port Moresby in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Gion and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Seoul, South Korea

— 3 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, visit Insadong, and don't miss a visit to Deoksugung.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seoul vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in November; daily highs in Seoul reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Beijing, China

— 3 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip planning tool.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Taipei.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Taipei, Taiwan

— 2 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
On the 13th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then examine the collection at National Palace Museum. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip planner.

Getting from Beijing to Taipei by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Beijing in November, with highs in Taipei at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Taipei

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi planning site.

Fly from Taipei to Hanoi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Taipei to Hanoi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang holiday builder app.

Getting from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luang Prabang in November since evenings lows in Siem Reap dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and then stop by Mesimu. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Siem Reap in November since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. On your second day here, get great views at Wat Saket, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Singapore trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Singapore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

China travel guide

4.4
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.