60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Naha, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
11
Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Seoul, South Korea
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h
End: Jerusalem, Israel

4
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Former French Concession and The Bund (Wai Tan). Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Zhouzhuang Water Town (in Kunshan) and Pingjiang Road (in Suzhou). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), wander the streets of Xintiandi, look for gifts at Super Brand Mall, and buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai online holiday planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Shanghai is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in September, plan for slightly colder days in Shanghai, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zhouzhuang Water Town, Pingjiang Road
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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Asakusa and Akihabara. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tateyama (Kembutsu Beach & Hojo Beach), Yokohama (Minato Mirai 21 & Yokohama Chinatown) and Okitsu Beach (in Katsuura). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Getting from Shanghai to Tokyo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Naha.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Tateyama, Yokohama, Okitsu Beach, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

7
nights
Naha, Japan

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Furuzamami Beach and Tokashiku Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sakemaru or Yacchi & Moon. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Zamami-son (Ama Beach, Nishibama Beach, & more), Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son) and Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mibaru Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Naha City Hall Main Office, pause for some photo ops at Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi, and stroll through Tropical Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Tokyo to Naha in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, Naha is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Naha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Tokashiki-son, Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, Nirai Beach
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): browse the different shops at Taipei 101, shop like a local with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi, and then hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, look for gifts at Anta, then look for gifts at Ximen Red House - Ximending, and finally wander the streets of Ximending.

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

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Naha to Taipei in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Naha to Taipei due to the time zone difference. In September in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Shilin Nightmarket
Shilin Nightmarket
Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi ©
Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Mongkok and Tai O are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Tai Long Wan and South Bay ( Hongkong Island). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hong Kong: Macau (Hac Sa (Black Sand) Beach & Bamboo Bay Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Big Wave Bay Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Duk Ling Ride, take a stroll through Lan Kwai Fong, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong driving holiday website .

Getting from Taipei to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Macau
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui

few
hours
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Shopping
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Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda
Yangoods ©
Yangoods

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
War Remnants Museum and Dong Khoi Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Ben Thanh Market and Ninh Khuong Hand Embroideryfor some retail therapy. There's more to do: stop by Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room and take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ho Chi Minh City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5 ©
Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5

4
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like D.Hindley and Russian Market. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall, stop by Watthan Artisan Cambodia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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D.Hindley ©
D.Hindley
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ayutthaya Ruins and Wat Mahathat. Do your shopping at Amphawa Floating Market and Siam Paragon. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet & Ayutthaya Historical Park). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Rajawongse Clothier, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, and head outdoors with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bangkok travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Amphawa Floating Market
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 14:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Centenary Farmers Market, then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, then stop by Junction Book Store, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Terton Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, and finally cruise along Dochula Pass.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thimphu sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and car from Bangkok to Thimphu in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Thimphu. When traveling from Bangkok in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Thimphu, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Thimphu

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Terton Gallery ©
Terton Gallery
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong

2
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace, then contemplate the long history of Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), then get to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thimphu to Lhasa. Traveling from Thimphu to Lhasa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

4
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve and Mary & Martha Mongolia. For shopping fun, head to Gobi or The State Department Store. There's much more to do: stop by Tsagaan Alt Wool Shop, appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Square, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hustai National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip planner .

Getting from Lhasa to Ulaanbaatar by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve ©
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
Mongolian Quilting Centre ©
Mongolian Quilting Centre
Mary & Martha Mongolia ©
Mary & Martha Mongolia

8
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Insadong and Seoul Anglican Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bukchon Hanok Village and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Icheon Termeden (in Icheon) and Paju (The Third Tunnel & DMZ). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, stop by Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ulaanbaatar to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Seoul is 1 hour. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in October, expect Seoul to be much hotter, temps between 22°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paju, Icheon Termeden
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 30:
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Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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