14 days in Asia Itinerary

14 days in Asia Itinerary

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14 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  22​h
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  7​h 30​min
5
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  22​h
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu online tour itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. August in Kathmandu sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Thamel ©
Thamel

3
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.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Arun Coffee.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kathmandu to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in August, with highs in Bangkok at 92°F and lows at 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 8th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. On your second day here, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary app .

Fly from Bangkok to Langkawi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bangkok in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Langkawi: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur and then Head underground at Batu Caves.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In August, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

2
nights
Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and finally admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Male trip planner .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Male by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Male can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 14th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Male

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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