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We’re back with episode 5 of our series all about how to spend 2 weeks on a continent! This week is all about how to spend 2 weeks in Asia!
If this is your first time listening to this series, Chris and I each come up with 2 separate itineraries (we don’t even tell each other!) on how we feel is the best way to spend 2 weeks on a continent.
Why 2 weeks?
Well, many people, especially US citizens, don’t get much time off from work to spend months and months somewhere new. For many, a 2-week trip somewhere across the globe is a once-in-a-lifetime thing and they want to make the most of it!
So whether you want to use this as a first-timer’s guide to visiting Asia or this is your once-in-a-lifetime trip, we hope you enjoy it, and let us know your thoughts on these itineraries!
From exploring temples and shrines in Japan to walking with elephants in Thailand, you’ll definitely find some incredible things to do in just 2 weeks in Asia!
Time Stamps How to Spend 2 Weeks in Asia:
- 0:17- Intro
- 0:35- Updates/chat
- 4:36- Topic intro: How to spend 2 weeks in Asia
- 7:54- Kat’s approach to creating her Asia itinerary
- 11:34- Kat’s 2 week Asia Itinerary: Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone, Tokyo), Thailand (Chiang Mai, Phuket), and Singapore
- 25:23- Chris’s approach to his 2-week itinerary
- 28:40- Chris’s itinerary: Siem Reap, Hanoi and Bai Tu Long Bay, Tokyo, and Chiang Mai
- 40:34- What did we want to include but couldn’t?
- 45:08- What would we drop to make it a slower trip?
- 47:04- What did we learn?
- 50:38- Wrap up
Helpful Links and Further Reading:
- Relevant Podcast Episodes:
- How to Spend 2 Weeks in North America
- 2 Weeks in South America
- How to Spend 2 Weeks in Europe
- 2 Weeks in Africa
- Travel to Hanoi, Vietnam
- Perfect Visit to Koh Lipe
- Travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Travel to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- Best Day Trips From Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Travel to Halong Bay, Vietnam
- Spending a Long Layover in Seoul
- What NOT to do in Bangkok
- Do This NOT That: Chiang Mai
- Relevant Blog Posts:
- How to Spend a Long Layover in Seoul
- How to Spend 1 Day in Hanoi
- Best Halong Bay Itinerary
- 2 Days in Siem Reap Itinerary
- 10 Days in Thailand
- 5 Days in Koh Lipe
- 4 Days in Chiang Mai
- Perfect 3 Week Southeast Asia Itinerary
- Ultimate Thailand Honeymoon Guide
- Romantic Things to do in Thailand
- Thailand Honeymoon Cost
- Southeast Asia Travel Budget
- Southeast Asia Packing List
- Things to Know Before Visiting Southeast Asia
- Best Beaches in Thailand
- 8 Reasons to Visit Southeast Asia
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