37 days in Asia Itinerary

37 days in Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
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Tokyo, Japan
— 17 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Manila, Philippines
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Seoul, South Korea

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Changgyeonggung Palace and Seoul Arts Center. Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Gwanghwamun Gate, make a trip to Insadong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul route planner.

Bern, Switzerland to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bern in July; daily highs in Seoul reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Tokyo, Japan

— 17 nights
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.
Visit Kōtoku-in and Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Isumi (Hiariura Beach, Taito Seaside Plant Community Land, &more), Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center (in Tsuru). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at teamLab☆Planets, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — Aug 4:

Taipei, Taiwan

— 2 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
On the 5th (Thu), head outdoors with YOLO Taiwan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and then take a stroll through Ximending. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Taipei in 6 hours. Traveling from Tokyo to Taipei, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Manila.

Things to do in Taipei

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Manila, Philippines

— 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art in Island and Rizal Shrine. Get some historical perspective at San Agustin Church and Intramuros. Venture out of the city with trips to Redemptorist Church - National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (in Paranaque) and Taguig City (The Fort, Heroes Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, browse the exhibits of Money Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum Of Anthropology, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Discover how to plan a Manila trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Taipei to Manila by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Battlebox and The Intan. Step out of the city life by going to East Coast Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with City Scoot, tour the pleasant surroundings at MacRitchie Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and explore the activities along MacRitchie Reservoir.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Manila to Singapore by flight takes about 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Singapore

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.