29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Durban, South Africa
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h
2
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Taxi:  12 h 15 min
6
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
8
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Durban, South Africa

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and don't miss a visit to Orchard Road.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to Singapore is an approximately 17- hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Durban to Singapore, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durban in April; daily highs in Singapore reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Singapore to Hiroshima by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Hiroshima at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Ikadai Residence (in Takaoka), Toyama (Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple & Former Uchiyama Residence) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa online journey maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Toyama, Ikadai Residence
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dambulla (Golden Temple of Dambulla & Balloon Rides). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Tokyo to Sigiriya in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Sigiriya is minus 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis, Minneriya National Park
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

2
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 24th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Hanthana Mountain Range.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy online trip builder.

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

4
nights
Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale, and snap pictures at Sinamale Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Male trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Kandy to Male takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Kandy to Male, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Male are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Hulhumale Central Park
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Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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