48 days in Asia Itinerary

48 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Lhasa, China
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Tokyo, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kanda Myojin and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tokyo Central Railway Station and Asakusa. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, wander the streets of Ueno District, and visit Odaiba District.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online tour itinerary maker.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Tokyo. In June, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Dotombori to see Dotombori District about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the natural beauty at Katsura Imperial Villa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saihoji Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Miyakojima, Japan

— 1 night
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to East Henna Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally head outdoors with Sunayama Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima journey website.

Getting from Kyoto to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in June, expect Miyakojima to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 2 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki travel route planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In June in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Xitang Ancient Town and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tian Zi Fang and The Bund (Wai Tan). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, take a stroll through Taikang Road, and shop like a local with Former French Concession.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shanghai visit app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Shanghai in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ishigaki to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ishigaki in June, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Jeju, South Korea

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Let the collections at Jeju Museum of Art and Jeju Folk Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Seongsan Ilchulbong and Udo. When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Halla Mountain in Seogwipo, approximately Seogwipo away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Hyeopjae Beach, explore the world behind art at Trick Art Museum Korea, and take a stroll through Black Pork Street.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jeju tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Jeju takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Jeju is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 nights
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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and DMZ Haemaru Village will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as The War Memorial of Korea and Bukchon Hanok Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: The Third Tunnel (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Insadong, contemplate the long history of Jongmyo Shrine, and explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Beijing, China

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Popular historic sites such as Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, admire the striking features of Temple of Heaven, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

Make your Beijing itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In July in Beijing, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Visit Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip planning site.

Fly from Beijing to Hanoi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 nights

Temple Town

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Preah Khan and Angkor National Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cambodia Landmine Museum and War Museum Cambodia. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea, and admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Kdei.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip builder.

Getting from Hanoi to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

George Town, Malaysia

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Khoo Kongsi and Penang House of Music. Get some historical perspective at Armenian Street and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the George Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to George Town takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Tanjung Rhu Beach. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. July in Langkawi sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Lhasa, China

— 2 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Barkhor Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Chimpu Caves. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lhasa day trip planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Lhasa in 15 hours. When traveling from Langkawi in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Lhasa: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.