40 days in Asia Itinerary

40 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Takayama, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
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Kintamani, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Padangbai, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Bus to Padang Bai, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Sanur, Bus to Denpasar Airport, Foot to Ngurah Rai, Fly to Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, stroll through Kitanomaru Park, identify plant and animal life at Tokyo Port Wildbird Park, view the masterpieces at TOKYO Samurai Kembu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, stroll the grounds of Yanaka Cemetery Park, explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kiyose Sunflower Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

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Takayama, Japan

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai, then examine the collection at Mukashibanashi no Sato, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Norikura Summit Tatamidaira. On your second day here, examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soyuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, and finally examine the collection at Hida Takayama Art and Festa Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama sightseeing site.

Drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Takayama, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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Kyoto, Japan

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 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), appreciate the extensive heritage of Nenenokomichi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Entoku-in, steep yourself in history at Yasakanoto, then stroll around Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation maker site.

Getting from Takayama to Kyoto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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Nagasaki, Japan

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ono Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shitsu Church, then examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Kyoto to Nagasaki in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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Miyakojima, Japan

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Nagamahama Beach Coast, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Yukishio Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum, then see the interesting displays at Underground Dam Museum, and then examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Miyakojima in 7 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around 32°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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Iriomote-jima, Japan

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Todomari Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nakama-river Protected Region. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Haemida Beach, then steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5.5 hours. In May in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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Ishigaki, Japan

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 15th (Fri): get outside with Mt.Omotodake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torinji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gongen-do Temple. On the next day, head outdoors with Hairumubushi Beach and then examine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki sightseeing planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In May in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

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Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Popular historic sites such as U-mkt and Bangka Qingshan Temple are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zhuzihu and National Taiwan Science Education Center. Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Yonglian Temple in Luzhou--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake and Pastry-Taipei Shilin Branch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taipei Grand Mosque, contemplate the long history of Museum 207, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Qixing Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Taipei takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ishigaki to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kintamani.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

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Kintamani, Indonesia

With mountains, volcanic lakes, historical temples, and a rich local culture, a Kintamani holiday offers plenty of delights.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Gedong Kertya Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Penulisan Temple, and then get a dose of the wild on Enny Chritsmash Mountain Guide. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lemukih Waterfall and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Abang.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kintamani trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Taipei to Kintamani in 10.5 hours. In May in Kintamani, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Padangbai.

Things to do in Kintamani

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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Padangbai, Indonesia

Often overlooked as nothing more than a place to catch the ferry to Lombok or a fast boat to Gilis, Padangbai has a laid-back charm of its own.
On the 22nd (Fri), hike along Guungan Hill, then take in the awesome beauty at Bukit Belong, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Semarajaya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Semarapura. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Padang Bai Fishing Village, then see the interesting displays at Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art, and then make a trip to Kusamba Traditional Salt Mining.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Padangbai online holiday planner.

Getting from Kintamani to Padangbai by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Padangbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Amed.

Things to do in Padangbai

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Agung Karangasem, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lempuyang Temple, browse the exhibits of Amed Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lipah Beach, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Suci Place.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amed online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Padangbai to Amed takes 1.5 hours. In May in Amed, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach and then cool off at Sunday Beach Waterpark Lembongan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nusa Lembongan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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Nusa Penida, Indonesia

The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Gamat Bay, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Tembeling Beach and Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Diamond Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nusa Penida travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): trek along Old Peak Road, steep yourself in history at Tai Kwun, then catch some excitement at Sandbox VR, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, and then deepen your understanding at Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong.

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

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Nusa Penida to Hong Kong in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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Jeju, South Korea

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get in touch with nature at Jeju Stone Park and Geomunoreum. Visit Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site and Gwaneumsa Temple for their historical value. Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Songaksan Mountain, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Hallasan, walk around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, take an in-depth tour of Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Jeju in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Janganmun Gate, then explore the activities along Ilsan Lake Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get lost in a book at Starfield Library, contemplate the long history of Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae), then steep yourself in history at Hwahongmun Gate, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Seoul National Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Japan travel guide

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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.

Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.