29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
5
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Harajuku Takeshita-dori, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Imperial Palace and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, wander the streets of Shibuya Center-gai, and pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in June, expect nights in Tokyo to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Omoide Yokocho ©
Omoide Yokocho
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

4
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.
You've added Kurumazaki Shrine, Ninna-ji Temple, Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Heian Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Pontocho, steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Ginkaku-ji Temple ©
Ginkaku-ji Temple

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, and other attractions. Visit Osaka Castle and Hozenji Yokocho for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotonbori and Minami (Namba). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market and take a stroll through Shinsaibashi.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planning website .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to St. Joseph's Cathedral, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Ho Chi Minh Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, then learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally look for gifts at Chula fashion showroom.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Osaka to Hanoi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Osaka to Hanoi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam Military History Museum ©
Vietnam Military History Museum
Ho Chi Minh Museum ©
Ho Chi Minh Museum

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and then Head underground at Dau Go Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay online tour builder .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ba Dinh Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Osaka to Hanoi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. You will leave for Hoi An on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Parks Nature
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Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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 30th (Sun): stop by Buffalo Leather Shop and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An online road trip planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. June in Hoi An sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Long's Bar, Escape Break, Angkor Night Market, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bayon Temple and Angkor Thom. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, look for gifts at Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), Head underground at Batu Caves, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and then examine the collection at National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Putra Mosque, wander the streets of Jalan Alor, then make a trip to Merdeka Square, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
National Museum ©
National Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Thian Hock Keng Temple. Visit Sentosa Boardwalk and The Helix Bridge for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George's Church, browse the exhibits of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sentosa Boardwalk ©
Sentosa Boardwalk
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

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