31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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31 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
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Imperial Palace and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, and wander the streets of Shibuya Center-gai.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Auckland Central in June, plan for warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°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 Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kurumazaki Shrine, Ninna-ji Temple, Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Philosopher's Walk. Get some historical perspective at Kinkaku-ji and Heian Shrine. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pontocho and contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Osaka Castle and Hozenji Yokocho. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotonbori and Minami (Namba). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel route planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick 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, then explore the activities along West Lake, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ba Dinh Square.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi holiday app .

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 difference when traveling from Osaka to Hanoi is minus 2 hours. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at Buffalo Leather Shop. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mỹ Sơn, and finally stop by My Anh Silk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Popular historic sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and St. Joseph's Cathedral are in your itinerary. See even more of Hanoi: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, and look for gifts at Chula fashion showroom.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Spas Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
West Lake ©
West Lake
One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda
Vietnam Military History Museum ©
Vietnam Military History Museum

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Long's Bar, Escape Break, Angkor Night Market, and other attractions you added. Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, explore the ancient world of Phimeanakas, admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Kdei, and stop by Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): Head underground at Batu Caves, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Putra Mosque, then wander the streets of Jalan Alor, then don't miss a visit to Merdeka Square, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
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 Fort Siloso. Popular historic sites such as Sentosa Boardwalk and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thian Hock Keng Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planning app .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sentosa Boardwalk ©
Sentosa Boardwalk
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

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