59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  35​h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 10 nights
train:  3​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 12 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Vientiane, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  2​h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 13 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Santiago, Chile

10
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Hojo Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Asakusa and Odaiba. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kichijoji (in Musashino), Hakone Open Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Wadaura (in Minamiboso), Araihama Beach (in Miura), Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama) and Okitsu Beach (in Katsuura). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Tsukiji Market, shop like a local with Omotesando, take a stroll through Ueno, and make a trip to Tokyo Skytree.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo travel itinerary creator.

Santiago, Chile to Tokyo is an approximately 35-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Santiago to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santiago in February, you will find days in Tokyo are colder (10°C), and nights are little chillier (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Araihama Beach, Okitsu Beach, Kichijoji, Hojo Beach
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Kichijoji ©
Kichijoji
Omotesando ©
Omotesando

12
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Dotonbori and Kinkaku-ji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Hachiman-bori (in Omihachiman), Sumoto Castle (in Sumoto), Kobe (Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street & Kobe Harborland), Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo (in Ryuo-cho), Nara (Tōdai-ji & Nara Park), Wakayama Castle (in Wakayama) and Kyoto (Ishibe Alley, Pontocho, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Shinsaibashi, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, shop like a local with Midosuji Street, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Wakayama Castle, Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Hachiman-bori ©
Hachiman-bori
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama

12
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lin Family Garden. Do your shopping at Nanning Fish Market and Shilin Nightmarket. Venture out of the city with trips to Wuling Farm (in Taichung), Xinbei (Fulung Beach, Wulai, & more) and Yilan (Yilan Lover's Bay, National Center for Traditional Arts, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, look for gifts at Jingmei Night Market, wander the streets of Ximending, and take in panoramic vistas at Taipei 101.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Taipei trip generator.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Osaka to Taipei in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Osaka in February: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 23°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New Taipei, Wujie, Su'ao, Keelung Miaokou Night Market, Waiao Beach
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Dihua Street ©
Dihua Street

5
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nam Ngum Dam and Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Get out of town with these interesting Vientiane side-trips: Vang Vieng (Tham Nam (Water cave), ShootUpVV Paintball, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vientiane trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Taipei to Vientiane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, subway, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Vientiane due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Taipei in March: highs in Vientiane hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vang Vieng, Nam Ngum Dam
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Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shwedagon Pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San Market. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at People's Square and Park, don't miss a visit to Yangon Central Railway Station, and pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Vientiane to Yangon (Rangoon) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Yangon (Rangoon) are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Win Sein Taw Ya - Reclining Buddha
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People's Square and Park ©
People's Square and Park
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

13
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.
Do your shopping at Siam Paragon and Central World Plaza. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jim Thompson House and Wat Chaiwattanarm. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Tao Hong Tai Ceramics (in Ratchaburi), Amphawa Floating Market (in Amphawa), Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub) (in Samut Songkhram), Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayuthaya Ruins, & more), Future Park (in Thanyaburi) and Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center, look for gifts at Playn Eyewear, explore the wide array of goods at Terminal 21, and wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and train from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) in March since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Amphawa Floating Market, Future Park, Bang Saen Beach, Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 30:
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Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
Jack Armani Suit ©
Jack Armani Suit

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