23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h
End: New York City, United States

3
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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Tokyo. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Seoullo 7017. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, explore the world behind art at Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

3
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.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and admire the striking features of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of subway, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seoul to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and finally stop by Genevieve's Fair Trade Village. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap travel planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Siem Reap is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

4
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, and look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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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
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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, museums, nightlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bangkok to Hanoi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 27th (Mon) in some colorful company at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, make a trip to Central, and head off the coast to Lantau Island.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Hanoi to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Hong Kong Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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