57 days in Asia Itinerary

57 days in Asia Itinerary

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57 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn, Germany
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Lhasa, China
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Paderborn, Germany

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and City Scoot. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Battlebox, and see the interesting displays at The Intan.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Singapore day trip planner.

Paderborn, Germany to Singapore is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paderborn to Singapore is 7 hours. Traveling from Paderborn in September, things will get much hotter in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail and Kantiang Bay. Step out of Krabi Town with an excursion to Lanta Animal Welfare in Ko Lanta--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by Alex's Fashion, stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Krabi Town due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Alex's Fashion ©
Alex's Fashion

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tom's Fashion and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram & Wat Phra Sri Sanphet) and Art in Paradise Pattaya (in Pattaya). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pattaya, Ayutthaya
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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 discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck. Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to Christ the King in Vung Tau--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel route tool .

Fly from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Christ the King
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Walking tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Hanoi with a short trip to Mua Caves in Ninh Binh, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 23rd (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, and take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

Discover how to plan a Hanoi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mua Caves
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Potala Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), then don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, and then get engrossed in the history at Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa online trip builder .

Getting from Hanoi to Lhasa by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Lhasa is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lhasa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then examine the collection at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park and then hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

Before you visit Taipei, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Taipei takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lhasa in October, expect nights in Taipei to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park ©
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Explore Shanghai's surroundings by going to Suzhou (Jinji Lake & Suzhou West Hill Scenic Area). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longhua Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Taipei in October: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Suzhou
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Jinji Lake ©
Jinji Lake
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Next up on the itinerary: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), walk around Temple of Heaven, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get slightly colder in Beijing: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Food Tours
Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan) ©
Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Changdeokgung Palace and Bukhansan National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Songdo Central Park (in Incheon) and Everland (in Yongin). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the history behind Jogyesa Temple, walk around Yeouido Hangang Park, and steep yourself in history at Gwanghwamun Gate.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in November since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Everland, Songdo Central Park
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

7
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Sanzen-in Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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Getting from Seoul to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in November, expect Kyoto to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Naka), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Kinchakuda Manjushage Park (in Hidaka). There's lots more to do: laugh and play at Kamogawa Sea World, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and wander the streets of Ueno.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday maker site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Kamogawa Sea World, Kinchakuda Manjushage Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Food Tours
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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