42 days in Asia Itinerary

42 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia travel planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
2
Xi'an, China
— 1 night
3
Chengdu, China
— 2 nights
4
Kunming, China
— 1 night
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
8
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
9
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
11
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
12
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
13
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 2 nights
14
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
15
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
16
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
17
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
18
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 day
19
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Beijing tour itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Beijing is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Beijing, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Beijing at 3°C and lows at -10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

1
night
Xi'an, China

Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Find out how to plan Xi'an trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

2
nights
Chengdu, China

Chengdu ©

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chengdu travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in January, expect Chengdu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kunming.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Kunming, China

Kunming

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kunming tour planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Kunming in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in January, you will find days in Kunming are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Kunming

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

2
nights
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.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi road trip tool.

You can fly from Kunming to Hanoi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kunming to Hanoi. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Pearl of the Far East

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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh online trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In January in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi and pick up some local products at The Morning Market.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Luang Prabang is a bit cooler than Phnom Penh - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
The Morning Market ©
The Morning Market

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane road trip planning site.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Discover how to plan a Bangkok trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Vientiane in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Garden City of Lights

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.
For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online route planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Jakarta.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

2
nights
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jakarta travel route planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Jakarta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Things to do in Jakarta

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

2
nights

Bandar Seri Begawan
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bandar Seri Begawan day trip planner.

Fly from Jakarta to Bandar Seri Begawan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Bandar Seri Begawan is 1 hour. January in Bandar Seri Begawan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Manila.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manila trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bandar Seri Begawan to Manila takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Manila

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:

2
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Manila to Kaohsiung in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Manila in February; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

2
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 Tokyo Disneyland as well as Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online visit planner.

You can fly from Kaohsiung to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kaohsiung to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kaohsiung in February, expect Tokyo to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo ©
Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arashiyama, Tofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1
day
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Miyajima has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then make a trip to Miyajima, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online journey builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Street Kart Shibuya as well as Takeshita Street. On the 9th (Thu), shop like a local with Takeshita Street and then squeeze the most out of the city with Street Kart Shibuya.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker website.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Street Kart Shibuya ©
Street Kart Shibuya
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

Similar plans

43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in India & Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, teens, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 43 days in Thailand & South Asia BY A USER FROM THAILAND September, romantic, popular sights Preferences: September, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 50 days in Philippines, Taiwan & Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular sights Preferences: December, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, teens, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in Canada, United States, South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Laos BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans