42 days in Asia Itinerary

42 days in Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Seoul, South Korea

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The War Memorial of Korea and National Museum of Korea. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum of Korea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Suwon (Hwaseong Haenggung Palace & Hwaseong Fortress). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, steep yourself in history at Jongmyo Shrine, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in September since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Appreciate the collections at Busan Museum and Busan Museum of Art. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gwangalli Beach and Songjeong Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and walk around Yongdusan Park.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Busan trip planner.

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in September, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Hong Kong, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lantau island and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Museum-lovers will appreciate Hong Kong Museum of History and Eslite Spectrum Tsim Sha Tsui Store. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Tsim Sha Tsui, admire the natural beauty at Chi Lin Nunnery, see the interesting displays at Hong Kong Central Library, and take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Busan in September: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 38°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Nusa Dua Beach and Museum PASIFIKA. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Pura Dalem Pengembak. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Spas (in Canggu), Pecatu (Uluwatu Temple & Padang Padang Beach) and Seseh Beach (in Mengwi). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pandawa Beach, kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur, and take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuta sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Kuta in 8.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kuta when traveling from Hong Kong in September, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore hidden gems such as Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Taman Ayun Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tirta Empul Temple and Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubud: Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu) and Lake Beratan (in Tabanan). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi, take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk, look for gifts at Threads of Life, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ubud trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ubud are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Singapore, Singapore

— 6 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battlebox and Asian Civilisations Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery Singapore and Peranakan Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Chinatown, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Singapore, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Ubud to Singapore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In September in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor National Museum. Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Siem Reap takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at UXO Visitors Centre, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, and finally make a trip to Old Quarter Luang Prabang.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in October, Luang Prabang is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Vientiane, Laos

— 1 night
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, don't miss a visit to Wat Ong Teu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, and finally contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vientiane journey planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Vientiane

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 1 night

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Vientiane to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Bagan, Myanmar

— 4 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Visit Bagan Temples and Dhammayan Gyi Temple for their historical value. Shwesandaw Pagoda and Sulamani Guphaya Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Htilominlo Pahto, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bagan online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

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.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

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.

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.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.