37 days in Asia Itinerary

37 days in Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Nagoya, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Sendai, Japan
— 1 night
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Noboribetsu, Japan
— 1 night
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Kamikawa-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Sapporo, Japan
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Bangkok is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Bangkok. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Hong Kong, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Hong Kong by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

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 18th (Sun), take a stroll through Ximending, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, then see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Taipei day trip planning website.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Taipei in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Shanghai, China

— 4 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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, make a trip to Heping Fandian, and take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai route planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Taipei in September, expect Shanghai to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

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.
Step out of Seoul to go to Suwon and see Hwaseong Fortress, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit Insadong, admire the striking features of Deoksugung, and take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Seoul sightseeing website.

Getting from Shanghai to Seoul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Seoul is 1 hour. When traveling from Shanghai in September, plan for little chillier days in Seoul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then make a trip to Hakata Station, then have fun and explore at teamLab Future Park Canal City Hakata, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip maker.

You can fly from Seoul to Fukuoka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fukuoka, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Osaka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, indulge your senses at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Nagoya, Japan

— 3 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Tado Grand Shrine (in Kuwana). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Seinan Sumiyagura.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip app.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Sendai, Japan

— 1 night
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, browse the different shops at Kawamachi Terasu Yuriage, and then admire the natural beauty at Sendai City Wild Plants Garden.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Sendai tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sendai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in October, you will find days in Sendai are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Noboribetsu, Japan

— 1 night
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sendai to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sendai in October; daily highs in Noboribetsu reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Kamikawa-cho, Japan

— 1 night
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Midori, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kamikawa-cho tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kamikawa-cho when traveling from Noboribetsu in October, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Sapporo, Japan

— 1 night

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 15th (Sat), walk around Odori Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kamikawa-cho to Sapporo in 3 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sapporo. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.