39 days in Asia Itinerary

39 days in Asia Itinerary

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39 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Panama City, Panama
Fly:  25​h
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Bagan, Myanmar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
11
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
14
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
15
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
16
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
17
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
18
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
19
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
20
Kyoto, Japan
— Few hours
train:  4​h 30​min
21
Nikko, Japan
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
22
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Panama City, Panama

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mumbai (Bombay) tour planner .

Panama City, Panama to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Mumbai (Bombay) is 10 hours. Traveling from Panama City in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Mumbai (Bombay). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
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.
To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai (Bombay) to Jaipur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in January, things will get a bit cooler in Jaipur: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
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City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort ©
Jaigarh Fort

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nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stop by Craft House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip builder app .

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
night
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by Nepal Handloom Silk industry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, then explore the world behind art at Patan Museum, and finally wander the streets of Asan.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kathmandu trip planning website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get a bit cooler in Kathmandu: highs are around 25°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patan Museum
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Asan ©
Asan
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum

1
night
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) journey builder .

Getting from Kathmandu to Yangon (Rangoon) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in February; daily highs in Yangon (Rangoon) reach 41°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Bogyoke Aung San Market ©
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

1
night
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Bagan Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananda Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bagan trip maker tool .

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) in February, things will get slightly colder in Bagan: highs are around 38°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple

1
night
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, hunt for treasures at Night Bazaar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bagan to Chiang Mai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then get outside with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
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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 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, shop like a local with Bukit Bintang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

1
day
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, then shop like a local with Orchard Road, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Singapore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Orchard Road ©
Orchard Road
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Makassi and La Boheme. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and Threads of Life. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Seminyak (Nyaman Gallery & Bintang Supermarket Seminyak). Pamper yourself for a day on the 14th (Wed) at some of the top local wellness centers. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Don Antonio Blanco Museum, and examine the collection at Neka Art Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Threads of Life ©
Threads of Life

4
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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Shop till you drop at IFC mall and Ladies Market. Get some cultural insight at Hong Kong Museum of History and Stanley, Hong Kong. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Tung Ping Chau, admire the natural beauty at Bird Garden Yuanpu Street, browse the different shops at Harbour City, and don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong online trip maker .

Getting from Ubud to Hong Kong by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. In February, Hong Kong is slightly colder than Ubud - with highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
IFC mall ©
IFC mall
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple ©
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

2
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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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 19th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi journey planner .

Getting from Hong Kong to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Luang Prabang Night Market.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Shopping Museums Nature
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Luang Prabang Night Market ©
Luang Prabang Night Market
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

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nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, stop by Talat Sao, then get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Vientiane Orchidees.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Vientiane. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Vientiane

Nature Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Vientiane Orchidees ©
Vientiane Orchidees
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Morning Market ©
Morning Market

1
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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, then kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally contemplate the long history of The Tran Family Home and Chapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Vientiane to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Vientiane, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
The Tran Family Home and Chapel ©
The Tran Family Home and Chapel

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally stop by Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mekong Quilts, stop by Sombai Cambodian Liqueur / Workshop & Shop, then examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and then make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan).

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shanghai travel planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to China Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, Shanghai is cooler than Siem Reap - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Panjiayuan Antique Market, then look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang, and then examine the collection at The Palace Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang) and then step into the grandiose world of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beijing travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Beijing. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Nanluoguxiang ©
Nanluoguxiang

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle and then examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Beijing to Kyoto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Beijing in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kyoto, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kyoto International Manga Museum ©

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Nikko, Japan

Nikko
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nikko online trip builder .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nikko in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 5th (Mon), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, stop by The Tsukiji Market, then get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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