60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hong Kong, China
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
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Gwangju, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
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Busan, South Korea
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Fukuoka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Kathmandu, Nepal

— 6 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nepal Ascent Treks will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Boudhanath Stupa and Siddhi Lakshmi Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (55 Window Palace, Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, take a stroll through Mandala Street, make a trip to Bagh Bhairab Temple, and delve into the distant past at Chilancho.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu journey planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a 10.8 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Thimphu.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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Thimphu, Bhutan

— 1 night
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at National Textile Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Thimphu route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Thimphu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Thimphu due to the time zone difference. In March, Thimphu is a bit cooler than Kathmandu - with highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Thimphu

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chiang Man. Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Ched Yot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Thimphu to Chiang Mai takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Thimphu to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Thimphu in March; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 97°F and lows reach 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Ho Chi Minh City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Hong Kong.

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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.
Lantau island and Secret Food Tours Hong Kong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Hong Kong Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
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Taipei, Taiwan

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lungshan Temple and National Palace Museum. Popular historic sites such as Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple are in your itinerary. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. The adventure continues: stop by Ximending, contemplate the long history of Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Taipei takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Hong Kong in March, plan for little chillier nights in Taipei, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Beijing, China

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and take a tour by water with WikiBeijing.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Taipei to Beijing in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Taipei in April: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 73°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

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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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit DMZ Haemaru Village and Changgyeonggung Palace for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Insadong, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Beijing in April: highs in Seoul hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Gwangju.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gwangju, South Korea

— 1 night
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll around Mudeungsan National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gwangju trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gwangju, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Jeju, South Korea

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gwaneumsa Temple and The Islander. Take a break from the city and head to Seongsan Ilchulbong and Hallim Park. When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Gwangchigi Beach in Seogwipo, approximately Seogwipo away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, explore the world behind art at Jeju Folk Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jeju tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Gwangju to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In April in Busan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Onojo - Chikuzenkoku, steep yourself in history at Nanzoin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Busan to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

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Osaka, Japan

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Himeji Castle and Kasuga Grand Shrine are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Osaka Castle and Tobita Shinchi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park & Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru & Koko-en). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dotombori District, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip website.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Osaka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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Kyoto, Japan

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto holiday planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba District and Kōtoku-in. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple Kannondo. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take a stroll through Akihabara, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Jeju Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Mountains · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.