Destination guide

No particular place to go? See the sights in enormous Asia

Pondering a visit to Earth's largest and most densely populated continent? The massive land mass that is Asia is where the world's first civilizations settled and you'll get a healthy dose of that history in the Middle East and China. Asia vacation rentals span from modern apartments in megacities like Tokyo, Jakarta, and Delhi to beachfront villas in Bali and Boracay. If you're keen to roam the remote areas, there's the Tibertan Plateau, Mongolia, many parts of Russia and the jungles of southeast Asia. Or pick a populous area like Dubai, Bangkok, or Shanghai to pamper yourself in paradise.

Things to do

You'll find 3 of the world's 7 wonders here

You have 48 countries to tempt you with attractions. For life in the fast lane, try the nightlife of Bangkok, the cosmopolitan culture of Mumbai, the Michelin restaurants of Tokyo, or the swanky shopping in Dubai, UAE. The sacred city of Jerusalem is a mecca for several religions, and the Forbidden City of Bejing is a historical haven, starting with the iconic Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is also 1 of the world's 7 wonders, as are Petra's ancient ruins in Jordan, and the Taj Mahal in India.


Go into the wild, back in time or into the cities of Asia

Activities you dig in your downtime play a big part in selecting your Asia vacation rental. If you're going into the wild, hello Himalayan mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. If your version of wilderness involves water, you can snorkel, scuba, or swim in the seas of southeast Asia. Tokyo's the world's largest city, with Seoul coming in fourth, so these are great places to taste the best of the region's cuisine, shop the sophisticated stores and experience the local nightlife. And the Middle East has ancient landmarks and religious monuments that simply ooze with history.


Asia's climate takes it to the extreme limit

You ready for some extremes? Asia's climates are some of the world's coldest and hottest. For the frosty side of life, there's the subarctic Siberia and the frigid plains of Mongolia's Gobi desert. Many countries in central Asia experience the glory of 4 full seasons, from snowy winters to toasty summers. The Middle East is mostly a desert climate with hot and dry weather. Tropical areas like south India and southeast Asia have monsoon winds that give you 2 seasons: dry and wet. Very wet. Many places close during wet monsoon season, so check when booking an Asia vacation rental.

Natural features

Ain't no mountain high enough—except Everest.

Asia's geography tops so many lists, starting with the world's highest point, Mount Everest in the Himalayas. The Dead Sea is the lowest point and you've probably heard its salinity will make you float. In central Asia, the Caspian Sea is the world's biggest land-locked body of water. Much of the Middle East is covered with rolling sand dunes and desert plains, while east Asia has fertile farmlands, soaring mountains, and lush forests that shed their leaves in Autumn. South Asia is full of rainforests and jungles, fringed with white-sand beaches and balmy sea waters.

Where to stay around Asia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,984 vacation rentals near Asia. From 243 Villas to 284 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Asia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Asia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Asia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Georgia: 857 vacation rentals
  • Maldives: 70 vacation rentals
  • Thailand: 6,384 vacation rentals
  • Singapore: 875 vacation rentals
  • Bangkok: 609 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Asia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Asia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Asia:

  • Singapore: 875 rentals
  • Bangkok: 609 rentals
  • Phuket: 1,755 rentals
  • Istanbul: 1,009 rentals
  • Seoul: 331 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Asia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Asia are:

  • Pattaya (PYX-Pattaya Airpark): 875 vacation rentals
  • Bangalore Airport (BLR): 55 vacation rentals
  • Mactan Cebu International Airport (CEB): 337 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Asia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Asia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pattaya Beach: 878 rentals
  • Tokyo Shinjuku Station: 505 rentals
  • Patong Beach: 2,032 rentals
  • Muhsine Hatun Mahallesi: 960 rentals
  • Tokyo Station: 501 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Asia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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