29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Asia Itinerary

Harlingen, United States
Fly:  30​h
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Hiroshima, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Harlingen, United States

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), stroll through Taipei Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planner .

Harlingen, USA to Taipei is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to China Standard Time is 14 hours. July in Taipei sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
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Taipei 101

3
days
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Victoria Harbour and Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 4th (Wed) in some colorful company at Ocean Park. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak) and tour the water at your own pace with Duk Ling Ride.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip planner.

Getting from Taipei to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Duk Ling Ride ©
Duk Ling Ride

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hong Kong in July since evenings lows in Ho Chi Minh City dip to 76°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangkok.

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok online route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Bangkok sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of 1933 Old Millfun. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Jin Mao Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online travel route planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Shanghai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Shanghai is 1 hour. In July in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

2
days
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Gyeongbokgung Palace. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Insadong, then admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip planning tool .

Fly from Shanghai to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Seoul. Traveling from Shanghai in July, expect Seoul to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Seoul

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Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace

5
days
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Itsukushima Shrine and Matsuyama Castle. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Kashima Kaisuiyokujo (in Matsuyama) and Hatsukaichi (Mount Misen, Mikasahama Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
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Mount Misen ©
Mount Misen
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Kuchu Teien Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nijo-jo Castle, & more). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

4
days
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 discover tucked-away gems like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Hachiko, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and get great views at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

#Theme Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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