The Best Asian Countries to Visit in Summer

Elle Redman

From peaceful paradise islands to fascinating cities that explode with colour, Asia has it all. From Thailand, Japan and Indonesia to Vietnam and Georgia – Culture Trip can take you there. Let us inspire you – and get booking!

It’s a continent blessed with natural wonders and hidden treasures, and what better time to experience some of them than in summer? We’ve rounded up the best places to visit in Asia, ranging from the beautiful beaches of Bali to the neon-lit skyscrapers of Japan. With Culture Trip, you’ll get to cover all the highlights, plus plenty of lesser-known gems with a Local Insider by your side throughout.

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Georgia, for delicious wine and spectacular hiking

Sitting at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Georgia is renowned for its warm hospitality, great cuisine and jawdropping landscapes. Foodies and wine connoisseurs in particular will love this specially curated, nine-day Georgian adventure from Culture Trip – there’s wine-tasting, bread baking, a traditional cookery class and lunch with a local family. You’ll also enjoy a walking tour of Tbilisi in the company of a Local Insider, as well as a soak in sulphur baths, a revitalising kisa massage and a hike in the majestic Lagodekhi National Park. Visit in summer for a backdrop of sunshine.

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Trip highlights and details

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Tbilisi, Georgia

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Tbilisi, Georgia

DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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Japan, for vibrant cities, hot springs and sushi-making

Undoubtedly one of the most captivating places in Asia, Japan has something for everyone. It’s a nature-lover’s paradise and a city-dweller’s dream, combining tradition with modernity. Plenty of festivals are in full swing in summer, and it’s a good time to go if you want to avoid peak tourist season – as long as you’re prepared for hot, humid weather. On this 12-day adventure, you’ll explore Tokyo, learn about Hiroshima’s past at the Peace Park and Museum, hike through the Arashiyama bamboo forest and soak in hot springs in the alpine town of Hakone. Sample sake, a traditional Japanese spirit made from fermented rice, learn how to make sushi, and admire Mount Fuji from a cruise on Lake Ashi.

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Osaka, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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Discovery

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Bali, for snorkelling with sea turtles and learning to surf

With sacred temples, tropical waterfalls and jungle-covered mountains, there’s no mystery as to why Bali is known as the Island of the Gods. It’s also home to some of the best beaches in Asia, offering vast stretches of soft, white sand and coral reefs teeming with marine life. If you’ve ever wanted to snorkel with turtles or learn to surf, this 12-day Bali trip allows you to do both in the company of a Local Insider and a small group of culturally curious travellers. You’ll also cycle through rice paddies by e-bike, attend a Balinese cookery class in Ubud, climb Mount Batur at sunrise and relax on the idyllic beaches of the Gili Islands. Summer is the perfect time to visit as it’s the dry season.

From US$1847

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Trip highlights and details

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Bali, Indonesia

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Bali, Indonesia

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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Maja Proescholdt contributed additional reporting to this article.

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