36 days in Asia Itinerary

36 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Durban, South Africa
Fly:  17 h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h
2
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
5
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h
7
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Ferry:  5 h 30 min
9
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Durban, South Africa

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary builder site.

Durban, South Africa to Singapore is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Durban in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Hiroshima takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Jishu Shrine (in Otsu), Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Himeji, Jishu Shrine, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stop by Ibrahim Jewellers, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and have fun at Sithma Gems & Jewellery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Galle visit planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Galle in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in June, with highs in Galle at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Nandana Tea Factory, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Sithma Gems & Jewellery ©
Sithma Gems & Jewellery

3
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kandy is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kandy road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum (in Kalutara) and Diyasaru Park (in Sri Jayawardenepura). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, stroll around Galle Face Green, and head outdoors with Scan Alpine Outdoor Solutions.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colombo trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, Diyasaru Park
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

4
nights
Male, Maldives

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.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Jumhooree Maidhaan, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Male holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Male takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Maldives Time is minus 0.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Male can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

1
night
Rasdhoo, Maldives

As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rasdhoo day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Male to Rasdhoo in 2.5 hours. In June in Rasdhoo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

2
nights
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 25th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at Banana Reef and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hulhumale route planner.

You can drive from Rasdhoo to Hulhumale in 6 hours. June in Hulhumale sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Banana Reef
Highlights from your plan
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

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