60 days in East Asia & Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Seoul, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Koh Tao, Thailand
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Beijing, China — 4 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Mutianyu Great Wall, make a trip to Bell and Drum Towers, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary maker app.

Manchester, UK to Beijing is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Beijing. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in August: highs in Beijing hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 6 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Tokyo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Beijing in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.
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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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip planning tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Seoul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you will find days in Seoul are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, South Korea — 6 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.
Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, head outdoors with Sehwa Beach, head off the coast to Udo, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Shanghai.
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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.
Shanghai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Jeju to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in Shanghai sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, make a trip to Pub Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Shanghai to Siem Reap in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 37°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 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 historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 6 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha-Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the tricks of the trade with C&M Learn Thai Culture, see majestic marine mammals with Itsaramai - Private Day Cruises, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha-Ngan holiday maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan in 2 hours. September in Ko Pha-Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then walk around KLCC Park, and finally Head underground at Batu Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around KL Bird Park and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Kuala Lumpur in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Pha-Ngan to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. Traveling from Ko Pha-Ngan in September, expect little chillier with lows of 28°C in Kuala Lumpur. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Denpasar.
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 6 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Nirwana Bali Golf Club (in Tabanan) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at Cubby House Kids Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, and discover the deep blue sea with Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denpasar online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect nights in Denpasar to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.
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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.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, visit Chinatown, and get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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