37 days in Asia Itinerary

37 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

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Drive
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George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hatsukaichi
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Hatsukaichi, Japan
— 2 nights
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Train to Shin-Osaka, Tram to Osaka Itami, Fly to Hakodate
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Hakodate, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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George Town, Malaysia

— 1 night
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 25th (Wed), wander the streets of Chew Jetty and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, then admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and then stop by Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry.

Before you visit George Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ipoh to George Town is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ipoh to George Town is minus 1 hour. May in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art In Paradise and Galeria Perdana. Get in touch with nature at Cenang Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi travel route builder website.

Fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 31st (Tue), kick back and relax at Nui Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Langkawi to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Bophut, Thailand

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, stop by Amazonas Beachwear, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in June since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Mae Haad Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. June in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Sairee Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Hong Kong, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruins of St. Paul's and Na Tcha Temple. Lantau island and Macao Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hong Kong: Macau (Casino at Venetian Macao, Skycab Cable Car (Wynn Palace), &more). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), let your taste buds guide you at Secret Food Tours Hong Kong, get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and examine the collection at Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hong Kong online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Hong Kong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and subway. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Koh Tao to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. June in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 2 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kondoi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a tour by water with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Ishigaki is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Hatsukaichi, Japan

— 2 nights
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hatsukaichi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ishigaki in June, with highs in Hatsukaichi at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Hakodate, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Goryokaku Tower and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hakodate day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train, tram, and flight from Hatsukaichi to Hakodate takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, Hakodate is slightly colder than Hatsukaichi - with highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung. Get in touch with nature at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Go for a jaunt from Seoul to Incheon to see Masian Beach about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Changdeokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun), take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Seoul in 7.5 hours. In June, Seoul is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Relax by the water at Tanjong Beach and Southernmost point of Asia. Take a break from the city and head to Marina Bay and The Southern Ridges. Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Sentosa Boardwalk about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Chinatown, stroll through Jurong Bird Park, browse the exhibits of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Singapore in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seoul in June, expect Singapore to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.