31 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Busan, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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Beijing, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Pattaya, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Jaipur, India
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Tokyo, Japan — 3 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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 3 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey maker app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Busan.
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Busan, South Korea — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, then kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Kyoto to Busan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Busan, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 4 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.
Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, visit Insadong, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Beijing.
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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing holiday planning website.

Fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in May: highs in Beijing hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hong Kong.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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Hong Kong, China — 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), then take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and then take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect much warmer evenings in Hong Kong when traveling from Beijing in May, with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 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.
On the 21st (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang, relax and rejuvenate at Lessence De La Vie Spa, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi itinerary maker.

Getting from Hong Kong to Hanoi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Pattaya.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Pattaya, Thailand — 1 night

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier, then head off the coast to Koh Larn, then admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, and finally explore the world behind art at Parody Art Museum & 3D Selfie Studio.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pattaya trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanoi to Pattaya in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. May in Pattaya sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Bangkok.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 2 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Jaipur by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Jaipur. Traveling from Bangkok in May, expect nights in Jaipur to be about the same, around 81°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 106°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Dubai takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaipur to Dubai is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in May: highs in Dubai hover around 100°F, while lows dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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South Korea travel guide

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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.
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China travel guide

4.4
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.
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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.
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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