Asia Holidays

Asia Holidays

Asia holidays - brimming with beautiful holy sites, paradisiacal beaches, dramatic landscapes and space-age metropolises. Witness the ethereal Taj Mahal in India, surf Bali's legendary waves, or bask on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa. Island hopping? Malaysia's got you covered. Hit up the "Land of Smiles" raucous moon parties. Sri Lanka's got enchanting tea trails. Hong Kong and Singapore? Think modern, futuristic awesomeness. Holidays to Asia are captivating. 

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Welcome to the "Land of Smiles". From the vibrant bustle of Bangkok to the serenity of Mai Khao and full moon parties in Koh Phangan, Thailand holidays are full of contrasts. Uncover ice white beaches in Khao Lak and Phuket. Shop at floating markets in the capital. Watch elephants in Khao Sok. Go partying in Pattaya. Or feast on the freshest seafood in Hua Hin. This is what Asia holidays are made for!


Amongst the rice paddies and ancient temples, Bali holidays feel like another world entirely. Stay close to the capital Denpasar, for top-notch restaurants and the vibrant nightlife of Kuta and Seminyak. For local charm and luxe stays, seek out Jimbaran, Pemuteran, and Nusa Dua. Or channel your inner Julia Roberts with your own "Eat, Pray, Love" journey into the spiritual heart of Ubud. 


Jungle-cloaked wilderness, blonde beaches, tumbling waterfalls, and rustic bars make Malaysia a must for any holiday to Asia. Zoom to Kuala Lumpur for skyscrapers and the iconic Petronas Towers. Dive into culture in Penang's colourful capital, George Town. While in laid-back Langkawi, you’ll find lush greenery and sweeping beaches. Take a cable car to Gunung Machinchang Mountain, paddle through mangroves and rugged caves, or hop on a boat to neighbouring islands. 

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong holidays are electric. An enrapturing sensory overload. Gaze up at the iconic skyline from Victoria Peak. Navigate the lively Mong Kok markets. Connect with nature at the serene Hong Kong Wetland Park. Or visit ancient temples like Wong Tai Sin. And then there’s the street food. We're talking spicy fish balls, crispy egg waffles, chewy cheung fun and that unforgettable stinky tofu.


India holidays have got it all - dense mountains, untamed jungles, pulsating cities, and Goa’s secluded beaches. While away your days on the tucked away sands of Chapora. Explore India's scenic jungles along the Mandovi River. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, spot crocodiles in Cumbarjua. And by night? Goa comes alive with Bollywood disco and retro house beats in Baga and Calangute. India brings a whole lot of rhythm to Asia holidays. 


Singapore, a city, an island, and a country. This super-stylish modern gem shimmers with its sleek steel structures, glittering rooftop bars and magnificent shopping centres. And it's well on its way to becoming a "city in a garden," green spaces are springing up everywhere. Don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay for breathtaking views over the Marina. Singapore is also surrounded by 62 other islands, so take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk to Sentosa's powdery white beaches.

Sri Lanka 

Palm-fringed beaches, mesmerising tea trails and ancient temples make Sri Lanka a top spot for Asian holidays. And then there’s the wildlife. From whale-watching off the coast to spotting leopards and elephants in Yala National Park. And it’s well worth delving into any of the eight UNESCO-stamped sites to see ancient cities, holy shrines and sacred temples.


Map of Asia

17-43 ℃

You can expect warm winters and scorching summers, with temperatures averaging around 28-33℃ most of the year.

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8.5 to 12+ hours
Fly from many regional UK departure airports to all major airports across Asia. Check the guide for specific details on your chosen destination.

Asia is best for...

Nature enthusiasts: Asia is home to incredibly diverse landscapes, from dense jungles to sweeping forests. Spot elephants in the wild roaming through Sri Lanka, zipline over tropical jungles in Bali, or wade through the mangroves in Goa.

Beach lovers: Asia has some of the most photogenic beaches on the planet. Tranquil waters, lush dense forest and shimmering sands. Find seclusion on the white stretches of Koh Samui, Thailand. Dive the Coral Triangle in Bali, and rave on the party beaches of Goa. 

Culture vultures: There is tons of culture in Asia, with grand palaces, ancient temples, holy shrines and bustling local markets. You could catch a show at the Temple of Dawn in Thailand, learn about tea growing in Sri Lanka, or sample the world-famous street food in Hong Kong. 

Fast facts for Asia

Language: Many different languages are spoken across Asia, check the guide for the destination you're traveling to for accurate information.

Currency: Check our guide to your destination to find out what currency to take as every country has its own.

Local time: Asia is 5.5-9.5 hours ahead of the UK (GMT). 

Fly to: Countries across Asia all have their own airports; take a look at our individual guides for more details.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to countries in Asia varies from 8.5-12+ hours.

Tourist information: Every country in Asia has its own tourist information website – you’ll find links on our individual destination pages.

Getting around Asia

By bus: In India buses are the cheapest way to get around, and a great way to immerse yourself into local culture. Hong Kong’s double decker buses and trams are another sure bet. You can opt for buses in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Sri Lanka too. Buses are commonly used in Bali, but go by foot or taxi to avoid congested routes. 

By train: Hopping on a train to travel through Asian countries is the most atmospheric way to experience them. India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Sri Lanka all have railway networks. Note: Bali does not have trains. 

By rickshaw: If you’re travelling through India, an auto rickshaw will be cheaper than a taxi for getting you where you need to go. 

By taxi: There are plenty of taxis in Asian countries, making it a quick and convenient way to get around. Just check the price before you hop in. 

Events in Asia

The Bali Kite Festival: A sky-high competition in August, where teams from across Bali gather to launch kites of epic proportions and artistry.

Full Moon Party: Possibly the biggest party event in Asia. Over around 20,000 revellers gather on the beach on Koh Phangan, every month when the moon is full for an electrifying lunar rave.

Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year in Hong Kong is big. On January 22nd, streets burst to life with vibrant parades, traditional lion and dragon dances, and a dazzling fireworks show over Victoria Harbour. 

Safety and security in Asia

Before you travel, check our specific destination guides for handy links to safety and security information. 

Asia weather

Temperature: Expect toasty winters and scorching summers with average temperatures of 28-33℃.

Best time to visit?

July and August in Asia? That's when things get seriously hot and sticky! But from November to April, you'll find less rain and way more bearable temps. Now, if you're talking about South East Asia, like Thailand and Malaysia, it's like one long hot summer all year round. 

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Where is the best place for a holiday in Asia?

For sunny skies and toasty ocean waves, you've got top beach spots in Thailand and Sri Lanka. If you're more into city breaks, Hong Kong and Singapore. Surf waves and soak up bustling cultural hubbubs in Bali, and bliss out on the sweet sands of Goa.

Is Asia a family-friendly place to go on holiday?

Asia has loads for families to explore! You've got awesome beach spots and super kid-friendly places filled with culture and history. For more inspiration, head to our things to do page.