32 days in Asia Itinerary

32 days in Asia Itinerary

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32 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly + Train:  19​h 30​min
1
Narita, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Nara, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 30​min
8
Nagano, Japan
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  3​h
9
Narita, Japan
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
10
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6​h 30​min
11
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  8​h
12
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Valletta, Malta

1
night
Narita, Japan

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To find out how to plan a trip to Narita, use our trip itinerary maker.

Valletta, Malta to Narita is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Valletta to Narita due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in November, expect Narita to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 7°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan, Kobe Harborland, Maiko Marine Promenade, and other attractions you added. Osaka Castle and Dotonbori are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka visit planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Narita to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kobe, Koyasan Okunoin
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Isuien Garden, Shigisan Gyokuzoin, Tokkuri Lake, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shigi, then explore the activities along Tokkuri Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shigisan Gyokuzoin.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Nara planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heguri-cho, Tokkuri Lake
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Castle, Shukkei-en Garden, Cat Cafe Manekineko, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Enryuji Temple. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima holiday maker website .

You can take a train from Nara to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto Aquarium, Kinkaku-ji, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Robot Restaurant, teamLab Borderless, Asakusa Samurai Kart, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

1
night
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gora Park, Owaku-dani Valley and Fun2Drive. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley and then stroll around Gora Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Fun2Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi driving holiday tool .

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Hakone-machi are little chillier (8°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Gora Park ©
Gora Park
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

3
nights
Nagano, Japan

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Nojiri, Kurohime Plateau Snow Park and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hit the slopes at Kurohime Plateau Snow Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nojiri.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nagano trip planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Nagano by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nagano, with lows of 0°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Narita.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shinano-machi, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Lake Nojiri ©
Lake Nojiri

1
day
Narita, Japan

Narita
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Narita online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Nagano to Narita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Nagano, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Narita, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Singapore on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Singapore River, take a stroll through Chinatown, look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, then head outdoors with City Scoot, then take in the views from The Helix Bridge, and finally examine the collection at The Intan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Singapore online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Narita to Singapore in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Narita to Singapore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Narita in December; daily highs in Singapore reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
City Scoot ©
City Scoot
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

1
night
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Chao Phao Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum, then kick back and relax at Haad Yuan Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Ko Pha Ngan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach
Wat Chaloklum ©
Wat Chaloklum
Wat Phu Khao Noi ©
Wat Phu Khao Noi

2
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turtle Conservation and Education Centre and Melasti Beach. Get outdoors at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Jimbaran Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Point Beach in Ungasan (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Pantai Sanur.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denpasar attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Denpasar in 8 hours. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Denpasar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ungasan, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jimbaran Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
River Rafting & Tubing
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll around East Coast Park and then identify plant and animal life at Mount Faber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of Singapore, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrew's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Fort Siloso, and finally take in the views from Sentosa Boardwalk.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park
Sentosa Boardwalk ©
Sentosa Boardwalk
National Museum of Singapore ©
National Museum of Singapore

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