When to go to Asia?

When is the best time to visit Asia? When we take a look at our interactive world map, we see that the picture is diverse. The best time to go to Asia depends on the region you want to visit.

When we look at the south of Asia, we see that there is a group of countries with a very similar best time to visit. Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are globally best visited from December to February. Some of these countries have their best time to visit extended to November, or March. On the other hand, they also have a similar period that these countries are best avoided: from July to September, some of these countries see this period extended to June, or October.

South of this group of countries we find Indonesia and Malaysia. For both countries the best time to visit is from June to September, during the dry season. These countries are best avoided from December to February. An exception applies to people who only travel to the west coast of Malaysia, they best go in the period from December to March.

Although Sri Lanka and the Maldives are often a common destination, their best time to visit differs a bit. They are both best visited from December to March, but Sri Lanka can also very well be visited from June to August, in contrary to the Maldives. Both countries are best not visited from September to November.

China and Hong Kong are neighbors, but due to the size of China they have not exactly the same best time to visit. China is best visited during spring and autumn, when most parts of the country experience the best weather. The best time to go to Hong Kong is during late autumn, from October to December. Taiwan is also best visited during late autumn and early winter, from October to January.

Bhutan and Nepal are both known for an exciting trekking in the mountains. The best time to go to these countries is from March to April and from September to October. During these periods the weather and visibility are optimal for a trekking in the mountains. Both countries are best avoided from May to August and from January to December, due to the low temperature in the mountains. However, the western part of Bhutan can perfectly be visited in December and January (e.g. for rafting and kayaking).

East of China, in the eastern part of Asia, we find the Korea’s and Japan. All these three countries are better not visited in wintertime, as the winters are dry and cold (influenced by Siberian winds). The best time to go to Japan, North Korea and South Korea is from March to (early) May and from September to (early) November. During this time of the year, the scenery is the best and the weather the most comfortable in these countries.

North of China we find Kazakhstan and Mongolia, both countries experience very cold and long winters. The best time to go to Kazakhstan and Mongolia is during the summer time, from June to September. Both countries are best avoided during the (long) winters from November up to April.

South of Kazakhstan, we find Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Kyrgyzstan is best visited during the summer months, from June to September. Especially, when you head to the higher altitude north of the country. The best time to go to Tajikistan and to Uzbekistan is during spring and during autumn, the winters are too cold and the summers are too warm.

For all three countries (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), wintertime from December to March is the time of the year you better not visit these countries, due to the inconvenient wintertime.

Turkmenistan is one of the driest and hottest countries in the world. It can be advisable to avoid traveling to Turkmenistan during the peak of the summer (July and August). The best time to visit Turkmenistan is during spring and autumn. The wintertime is a reasonable time to visit the country.

Singapore is hot and humid year-round. The best time to go to Singapore is from June to September, when the humidity and amount of rainfall is the lowest. The opposite applies to the ‘ rainy season’, from November to January.

Macau is best visited from October to December, when the humidity is the lowest. The second best time to go is from March to May. It can be advisable to visit Macau from June to August.

Brunei (Darussalam) has a stable temperature year-round. The best time to visit the country is during one of the two dry seasons, from February to March and from July to September.

When visiting Pakistan, first check the safety situation! Pakistan is a large and diverse country and can be visited almost all year. The best time to visit the lower altitude south of Pakistan is from December to February. People heading to the mountains in the north of the country, best go from June to August.

Palau is best visited during the driest time of the year, from January to March.

When you visit our interactive best time to visit world map, you can see at a glance when the best time is to visit the Asian countries. Click on the Asia continent and just drag the horizontal slider from January to December. Click on a country to find detailed information about the best time to go to this country.


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