43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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43 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Palm Springs, United States

5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Asakusa and Ueno. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba and Minato Mirai 21. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami), Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple (in Narita) and Mt. Takao (in Hachioji). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, wander the streets of Toshima Ward Tokiwaso Street Rest Place, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and shop like a local with Kitchen Town (Kappabashi).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner .

Palm Springs, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Traveling from Palm Springs in January, you will find days in Tokyo are much colder (50°F), and nights are a bit cooler (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Mt. Takao, Minato Mirai 21, Kinomiya Shrine
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Ueno ©
Ueno

6
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gion and Todai-ji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arima Onsen and Nara Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Takarazuka Flower Street (in Takarazuka) and Higashiyama (Tofuku-ji Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, don't miss a visit to Kuchu Teien Observatory, and step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan Okunoin, Ise Shrine Geku, Himeji Castle
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Trang An Grottoes and Mua Caves. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online itinerary builder .

Getting from Osaka to Hanoi by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

6
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, & more), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Mae Taeng (Thai Elephant Home & Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Chang Khlan Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in February, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Doi Inthanon
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

6
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic City of Ayutthaya and Jomtien Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Pattaya (Pattaya Beach, Big Buddha Temple, & more) and Ayutthaya (Wat Mahathat & Wat Chaiwatthanaram). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planning tool .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pattaya, Ayutthaya
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 19:
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Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

7
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bagan Lalang Beach and Morib Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Pantai Redang. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuala Lumpur: Pantai Remis (in Kapar), Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya) and Melaka (Magic Art 3D Musuem, The Huskitory, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, take in the natural beauty of Felda Residence Hot Spings, kick back and relax at Pantai Kelanang Beach, and get answers to all your questions at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Melaka, Banting, Putra Mosque, Pantai Remis, Pantai Redang
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 26:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

6
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chinatown and The Helix Bridge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Coast Park and MacRitchie Nature Trail. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Battlebox, make a trip to Supertree Grove, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:
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East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail

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