59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  23​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  8​h 30​min
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  21​h
End: New York City, United States

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan), Pattaya (Walking Street Pattaya & The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)) and Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok route maker site .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Bangkok reach 91°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Ancient City, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Highlights from your plan
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong), Krabi Elephant Sanctuary (in Krabi Town) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Bangla Road, laugh and play at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Patong online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Big Buddha Phuket, Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and get to know the resident critters at Chiang Mai Zoo.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Jongmyo Shrine, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chiang Mai to Seoul in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Chiang Mai to Seoul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Odawara Kokian (in Odawara) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Seoul, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Odawara Kokian, Lake Kawaguchi, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

5
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple), catch a live event at Olympic Park, and pause for some photo ops at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Beijing takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Beijing is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 66°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
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 Singapore with an excursion to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Gardens by the Bay, admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Singapore tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Beijing to Singapore in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in October: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 90°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Waterbom Bali (in Kuta). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, browse for treasures at Wayan's Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip planner .

You can fly from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ubud

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterbom Bali, Tanah Lot Temple, Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

5
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ubud to Hanoi by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ho Chi Minh City: Buu Long Mountain (in Bien Hoa) and The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms (in Vung Tau). The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Buu Long Mountain, The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures

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