25 days in Southeast Asia, Taipei & Macau Itinerary

25 days in Southeast Asia, Taipei & Macau Itinerary

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Start: Ispica, Italy
Drive + Fly:  22 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Medan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
6
Makati, Philippines
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Macau, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  28 h
End: Ispica, Italy

1
night
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 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally stop by St Armani Fashion.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online road trip planner.

Ispica, Italy to Bangkok is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Medan.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
nights
Medan, Indonesia

Medan ©
The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Medan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medan Grand Mosque, don't miss a visit to Maimun Palace, and see the interesting displays at Tjong A Fie's Mansion.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Medan trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Medan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Bangkok in July, Medan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Medan

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sipiso Piso Waterfall
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Tjong A Fie's Mansion ©
Tjong A Fie's Mansion
Spas
Upside Down World ©
Upside Down World

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, thentake in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally stroll around KLCC Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, thenHead underground at Batu Caves, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Getting from Medan to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Medan to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, approximately Sentosa Island away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, take a stroll through Chinatown, make a trip to Gardens by the Bay, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

2
nights
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque and then pause for some photo ops at National Monument (MONAS).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jakarta trip planner.

Fly from Singapore to Jakarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jakarta. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Makati.

Things to do in Jakarta

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park ©
Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park
National Monument (MONAS) ©
National Monument (MONAS)
Istiqlal Mosque ©
Istiqlal Mosque

3
nights
Makati, Philippines

Makati ©
One of the 16 cities of the metropolitan area surrounding the capital, Makati stands as the financial hub of the country, possessing a large number of towering office buildings and the main trading floor of the stock exchange.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Global City, admire the natural beauty at Ayala Triangle Gardens, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gabriela Silang Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, thensteep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, thenwalk around Rizal Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Ayala Museum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Makati online day trip planner.

Fly from Jakarta to Makati in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jakarta to Makati. In July, daily temperatures in Makati can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Makati

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Manila, Bonifacio Global City
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Ayala Triangle Gardens ©
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Bonifacio Global City ©
Bonifacio Global City
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, thentake an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), thenvisit Ximending, and then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taipei travel route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makati to Taipei. July in Taipei sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

2
nights
Macau, China

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Iam Temple, thenmake a trip to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), and then take in panoramic vistas at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Centre of Macau and then make a trip to Ruins of St. Paul's.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Macau visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Macau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Kun Iam Temple ©
Kun Iam Temple
Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre ©

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, thenexplore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Gems Garden.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip site.

You can fly from Macau to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Walking tours

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