15 days in Asia Itinerary

15 days in Asia Itinerary

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15 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  23​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  9​h 15​min
4
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  22​h
End: New York City, United States

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Arun Coffee, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. In October, Bangkok is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for shopping, wildlife, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, take a stroll through Jalan Alor, and get your game on at Stars Archery Berjaya Times Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. On the next day, wander the streets of Thamel, stop by Gems Paradise, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, and finally make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu online holiday maker .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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

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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Museum, then stroll through Sultan Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Male trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kathmandu to Male in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, expect nights in Male to be much warmer, around 79°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Parks Beaches Museums
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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