33 days in Asia Itinerary

33 days in Asia Itinerary

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Shanghai, China
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Train to Fuzhou South, Bus to Pingtan Bus Station, Ferry to Taipei, Drive to Tamsui
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Tainan, Taiwan
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Train to Padang Besar, Foot to Padang Besar, Train to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Shanghai, China

Pearl of the Orient

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.
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Billund, Denmark to Shanghai is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Billund to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billund in June: highs in Shanghai hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You will leave for Taipei on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Taipei, Taiwan

— 4 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Get some cultural insight at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and National Palace Museum. Shop till you drop at Taipei 101 and Zhen Yi Xuan - Zhongxiao Xinsheng Menshi. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Ruifang (Gold Museum, New Taipei Government & Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, wander the streets of Ximending, and contemplate the long history of The Lin Yutang House.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip maker.

You can fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Shanghai in June, things will get a bit warmer in Taipei: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Taichung, Taiwan

— 2 nights

Cultural City

Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pusasi, browse the different shops at Taroko Mall, then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, and finally browse the different shops at Showtime Plaza. On the next day, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, don't miss a visit to Audit Village, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Showtime Live Wenxin.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Taichung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Tainan, Taiwan

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
For shopping fun, head to Hayashi Department Store or The Pier-2 Art Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and Confucius Temple. Explore Tainan's surroundings by going to Xinxing (The Dome of Light & Formosa Boulevard Station) and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (in Dashu District). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Anping Fort (Anping gubao) and see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan attractions planner.

Drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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 some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Head to TiredCity Hang Bong and Empty Wall Galleryfor plenty of shopping. On the 11th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi tour planning tool.

Fly from Tainan to Hanoi in 7 hours. Traveling from Tainan to Hanoi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Head to Ben Thanh Market and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoifor plenty of shopping. War Remnants Museum and Vietnam Silver House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 17th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and take in the history at Ben Dinh Tunnels.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Roadfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grand Palace and Wat Maha That. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan & Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration)). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip planning tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Kinokuniya Book Storesfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and get a taste of the local shopping with BB Park Bukit Bintang.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary site.

Fly from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Chinatown. For shopping fun, head to Orchard Road or Little India. Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Singapore Flyer, look for gifts at Alfie Browns, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip builder site.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Singapore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1: