29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia route planner

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Drive to Ordos Ejin Horo Airport, Fly to Shanghai
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly to Ordos Ejin Horo Airport, Drive to Ordos

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Shanghai, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Maoming Road are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Former French Concession and Tian Zi Fang. Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai road trip planning website.

Ordos to Shanghai is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Shanghai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chao Phraya River and Rent A Scooter Bangkok. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Khaosan Road. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour builder tool.

You can fly from Shanghai to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Let the collections at National Museum and Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, soak in style at Turkish baths, engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, and stroll around KL Bird Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seoul Museum of Art. Insadong and Seoul Arts Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, stroll around Namsan Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Tokyo, Japan

— 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Get some cultural insight at Odaiba District and Akihabara. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder.

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, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31: