24 days in Asia Itinerary

24 days in Asia Itinerary

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24 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Putrajaya, Malaysia
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  9 h 15 min
9
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): visit Odaiba, then shop like a local with Takeshita Street, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally stop by Ginza.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mexico City in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chua Vinh Nghiem, Suoi Tien Theme Park, Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at The Independence Palace and Emperor Jade Pagoda. For shopping fun, head to Ben Thanh Market or Soyn. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, stop by Pham Ngu Lao Street, and take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5.

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip website .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ho Chi Minh City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tokyo to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in April; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chinatown, ArtScience Museum, Orchard Road, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, wander the streets of Little India, wander the streets of Chinatown, then see the interesting displays at ArtScience Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Mosque, and finally browse the exhibits of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Singapore road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Mosque ©
Sultan Mosque
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, then take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, then shop like a local with Bukit Bintang, and finally admire the striking features of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Putrajaya.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

1
day
Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya ©
Envisioned as a monument to Malaysian urban design and public architecture, the planned city of Putrajaya covers 4,932 hectares (12,187 acres) of repurposed plantations.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): ponder the design of The Symphony Walk, then browse the different shops at IOI City Mall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Putra Mosque.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Putrajaya trip simple and quick.

Putrajaya is very close to Kuala Lumpur. In April, daily temperatures in Putrajaya can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Putrajaya

Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
IOI City Mall ©
IOI City Mall
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
The Symphony Walk ©
The Symphony Walk

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Road. Visit Wat Pho and Wat Maha That for their historical value. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Putrajaya to Bangkok. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

few
hours
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Classes
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

few
hours
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in May: highs in Chiang Rai hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum

3
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.
Do your shopping at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Peanut House. Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and Lungshan Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Neipi Beach (in Su'ao), Spas (in Yilan City) and Yilan Lover's Bay (in Wujie). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Taipei 101, kick back and relax at Laomei Green Reef, take a stroll through Wulai, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Rai to Taipei by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Chiang Rai to Taipei, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chiang Rai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Taipei, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Xinyue Beach, Neipi Beach, Yilan Lover's Bay, Spas
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Neipi Beach ©
Neipi Beach
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), then don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu). Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and then wander the streets of Former French Concession.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, Shanghai is slightly colder than Taipei - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Heaven and Bell and Drum Towers. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, stop by Nanluoguxiang, and take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For more things to do, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing trip planning app .

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then stop by Akihabara, and finally stop by Asakusa. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo route builder app .

You can fly from Beijing to Tokyo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in May, you will find days in Tokyo are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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