23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
6
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Tokyo, Japan

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: visit Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Hoi An in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Hoi An is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 93°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
On the 20th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Jurong Bird Park and Marina Bay. Get some cultural insight at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Chinatown. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, hike along The Southern Ridges, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and River Rafting & Tubing. Big Buddha Phuket and Jui Tui Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, and take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Patong vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Patong in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Patong is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately Ayutthaya away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), get great views at Wat Saket, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Patong in May: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 96°F and lows are around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Presidential Palace Historical Site. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip app .

Fly from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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