56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Macau, China
— 1 night
Helicopter:  15 min
9
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
13
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
14
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Charlotte, United States

3
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), pause for some photo ops at Nila Gumbad, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel planner.

Charlotte, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Charlotte in October, with highs in New Delhi at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, take in the exciting artwork at Jehangir Art Gallery, thenpause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation building. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, stroll through Chowpatty Beach, thenmake a trip to Marine Drive, thenadmire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mumbai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from New Delhi to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in October since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirgaon Beach
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India

5
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Family-friendly places like SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Safari World will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, have some family-friendly fun at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip website.

You can fly from Mumbai to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Bangkok, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Safari World ©
Safari World

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Aquaria and Sunway Lagoon will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

Plan my trip to Kuala Lumpur with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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Aquaria ©
Aquaria
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon

6
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Singapore Zoo and Southernmost point of Asia. Get out of town with these interesting Singapore side-trips: Sentosa Island (Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Boardwalk, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Gardens by the Bay, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip maker.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
S.E.A. Aquarium ©
S.E.A. Aquarium

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at VR Top of Vietnam, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then stop by Drink Vietnam. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

6
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanoi online route planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Macau, China

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
On the 31st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Ruins of St. Paul's, thenget lost in a book at Patane Library, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Centre of Macau.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Macau tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Macau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to take a combination of to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Museums
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Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Maritime Museum ©
Maritime Museum
Patane Library ©
Patane Library

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Bring the kids along to Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), experience the excitement of Sandbox VR, and stop by Top One Bakery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip tool.

Getting from Macau to Hong Kong by combination of takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), thenenjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), thenget a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), thentake in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally stroll around Fuxing Park.

Start your trip to Shanghai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In November, Shanghai is little chillier than Hong Kong - with highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Beijing Planetarium and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), thentake an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), thenfind something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Bell and Drum Towers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in November, you will find days in Beijing are little chillier (50°F), and nights are colder (29°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Olympic Park ©
Olympic Park
Beijing Planetarium ©
Beijing Planetarium

6
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Korean Folk Village and National Museum of Korea. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Lotte World, get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Insadong, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Korean Folk Village
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village

5
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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Kyoto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in November; daily highs in Kyoto reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour builder app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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