19 days in Asia Itinerary

19 days in Asia Itinerary

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19 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Drive + Fly:  29​h
1
Pyongyang, North Korea
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h 45​min
2
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
6
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Atauro, East Timor
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 day
+3
Fly + bus + taxi + ferry:  8​h 15​min
9
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
bus:  9​h 30​min
10
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  11​h 15​min
11
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
12
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
End: New York City, United States

1
day
Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea, make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, don't miss a visit to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch, and finally contemplate the long history of Tanjun Mausoleum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pyongyang day trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Pyongyang is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Pyongyang is 14 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites
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Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Geumsusan Memorial Palace ©
Geumsusan Memorial Palace
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square

1
night
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 8th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Pyongyang to Kaohsiung in 11 hours. Traveling from Pyongyang to Kaohsiung, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Confucius Temple
Confucius Temple

1
night
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, then kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Kaohsiung to Boracay in 7 hours. In November, daytime highs in Boracay are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Bulabog Beach ©
Bulabog Beach

1
day
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan ©
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Pantai Berakas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, steep yourself in history at Istana Nurul Iman, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, then examine the collection at Royal Regalia Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bandar Seri Begawan tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Bandar Seri Begawan in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in November: highs in Bandar Seri Begawan hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque ©
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Istana Nurul Iman ©
Istana Nurul Iman
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque ©
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

1
day
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 12th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then browse the exhibits of Threads of Life, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Ubud day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bandar Seri Begawan to Ubud in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in November, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Saraswati Temple ©
Saraswati Temple

1
night
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
On the 13th (Wed), kick back and relax at Seminyak Beach and then kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Denpasar road trip planning app .

Denpasar is very close to Ubud. In November in Denpasar, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atauro.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Seminyak Beach
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Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Seminyak Beach ©
Seminyak Beach

1
night
Atauro, East Timor

Atauro ©
An island situated 25 km (16 mi) north of the capital, Atauro makes a perfect escape from the noise and heat of Dili.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Akrema Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Atauro road trip planner.

Getting from Denpasar to Atauro by flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Denpasar to Atauro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Atauro

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Akrema Beach ©
Akrema Beach

1
day
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take a stroll through Chinatown and then stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Singapore using our trip planner.

Fly from Atauro to Singapore in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Atauro to Singapore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Singapore

Neighborhoods Parks
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 16th (Sat), stroll through Laem Tong Bay and then explore the activities along Maya Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Singapore to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

1
night
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 17th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sairee Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, and then stop by Flipflop and Treacle.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao road trip tool .

Take a bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Koh Tao in 9.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Borella All Saints Church, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green.

Planning Colombo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Colombo in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Colombo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Borella All Saints Church ©
Borella All Saints Church

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Tooth, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy day trip planning website .

Getting from Colombo to Kandy by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 21st (Thu), stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maafushi Island sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Maafushi Island in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In November, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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