25 days in Asia Itinerary

25 days in Asia Itinerary

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25 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
8
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Get some cultural insight at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and National Museum. Visit Royal Palace and Wat Phnom for their historical value. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh day trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Phnom Penh is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Phnom Penh at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Phimeanakas, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap online journey planner .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, then admire the landmark architecture of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hanoi by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then Head underground at Paradise Cave, and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then get outside with Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
night
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

Make your Hue itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and finally stroll through Cua Dai Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, then appreciate the history behind Changdeokgung Palace, then make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park and then take an in-depth tour of Baek In-Je House Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hoi An to Seoul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hoi An to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoi An in July: highs in Seoul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

2
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Geomunoreum, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Seongeup Folk Village. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulsari Tapsa Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Halla Mountain
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum

1
night
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

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Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Busan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, get all the equipment you need at Fuuka-Kimono, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and train from Busan to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ueno Zoo, then browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and then wander the streets of Odaiba.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo journey site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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