8 countries for the best family vacations with teens in Asia

Asia is a brilliant family vacation destination. It is budget-friendly and has a wealth of experiences for travelling teens. The heat gives you the fun in the sun that some families on vacation are looking for on a family holiday with teens and the cultural experiences are diverse. But where are the best family vacations with teens destinations in Asia?

Where can I take my teens in Asia? What countries can you go to for the best family vacations with teens in Asia? All of these are answered in the post below.

Best family vacation in Asia with teens

So how do we know where the best family vacations with teens are in Asia? Well, we spent 8 months travelling through Asia with two teenagers. Some of our best family holidays in Asia were in the below countries and both of our travelling teenagers would go back in a heartbeat.

Family vacations with teens can be really hard if they are not happy, engaged and excited by the family vacation destinations in Asia you have picked. Countries in Asia are brilliant for family adventure travel with teens as well as fun places for teenagers to relax and unwind.

Family vacations for teens – Cambodia

Cambodia is a wonderful country full of ancient history for you to experience on your family vacation in Asia with teens. While many people head straight to Siem Reap there are some other places you should consider visiting too.

Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the place for the best family holidays in Asia if your travelling teens love ancient history or films. Let them channel their inner Lara Croft as you tour the Temples of Angkor.

Cambodia is one of the best family vacations with teens in Asia destinations
Family vacation ideas in Asia must include sunrise at Angkor Wat

Phnom Pehn

A bustling Asian megacity city no family vacation in Cambodia would be complete without a visit to Phnom Pehn with teenagers. This city has had one of the saddest times in history on its doorstep with the Killing Field and The S21 Prison an extremely emotional and educational visit for teenagers visiting Asia.

Battambang

Many people only spend a couple of nights in this rural Cambodian town. Mainly to visit the Bamboo Train, the Bat Caves and the Killing Caves. If you are vacationing with teens in Asia for an extended time a trip to Battambang should be on your Cambodia itinerary.

Best family vacation for teens – Indonesia

While many people think of Bali straight away as a brilliant family vacation with teenagers in Asia destination there are also some other parts of the country that are brilliant for family vacations and definitely rate as some of the best family vacations with teens destinations. Indonesia has to be one of the top fun places for teenagers in Asia and it will definitely go down in the family travel books as one of the best family vacations with teenagers to be had!

Vacationing with teenagers in Asia will be memorable.

Bali is great for vacations for families with teens who do not want to spend a fortune. Indonesia is a brilliant budget-friendly destination where food and accommodation does not have to cost the earth.

Bali Island

If you are really asking where can I take my teens in Asia then Bali has to be one of the fun places for teens in Asia. There is just so much to do on your family vacation to Bali that will have you planning future family holidays to Indonesia.

From black sand beaches to Bali swings, family vacations with teens to Bali are unforgettable.

*If you are looking for a family-friendly driver in Bali then we can highly recommend the team from Family Bali Tours and Putu from Discovery Bali Holiday

Jakarta

The capital city of Indonesia is often passed by as a family travel destination in Asia. The city has had plenty of issues in the past but there is a wealth of opportunities to add this city to your family travel destinations in Asia. Jakarta Ancol is a harbourside gated area featuring hotels theme parks, water parks, animal parks and more. Staying in Ancol is the best bet for families in Jakarta.

Yogyakarta

This amazing city has to be one of the best family holiday destinations in Asia. Home to the unforgettable Prambanan and Borobudur Temples that will blow your mind, Yogyakarta is definitely high on our list of best family vacation destinations in Asia for families travelling with teenagers.

For more ideas and family travel inspiration for your family holiday to Indonesia click through to our Indonesia Destination Guide Page for more family vacation inspiration.

Family vacation ideas with teenagers – South Korea

South Korea was described to us as The Game of Thrones of Asia and this country is absolutely amazing for beauty and for history. If you have a teenager who loves history in your travelling family then a visit to South Korea should be one of the top places for you to visit in Asia with teens.

Add South Korea to your list of the best places in Asia to visit with teenagers.

Seoul

You will not be short of amazing activities for teenagers in this neon, electric city. You can have one of the best family holidays in Asia in Seoul and you will want to return. Search your accommodation options in Seoul

Gyeongju

We class Gyeongju as one of the best family vacation spots in Asia for families travelling with teenagers. A wonderful mix of traditional Korean architecture and history with a splash of K-pop, vacationing with teenagers in Gyeongju is a must. Find places to stay in Gyeongju with teenagers

Suwon

If you want to get out of the bustling city of Seoul then a stay in Suwon may be the best place for you to holiday in Korea with teenagers. You can easily do day trips to Seoul from Suwon while having distance from a major city.

Busan

Our first stop on our vacation with teens in South Korea and it instantly made an impression. Busan is another neon city trying to leave its past behind but what a beautiful past it is. If you want a mix of ease and relaxation in a very chilled city centre then Busan South Korea is one of the best family vacations with teens destinations for your family.

Best countries in Asia to visit with teens – China

A country that many will tell you that you should go on a tour and not independent travel with teens we can tell you from experience that independent travel in China with kids is very doable. There are so many places in China that you can visit that it will be a country that you may have to visit over and over.

Xian

Home and most famous for the Terracotta Warriors. There are so many things to do in Xian China with teens that you will be absolutely wow-ed on your family trip to Xian. Once the capital of China, this amazing city has a heartbeat like no other and will blow you away with its beauty. Find a great place to stay in Xian

If Xian China is on your travel bucket list use these guides to help plan your China trip

Beijing

This sprawling megacity is one of the best family vacations with teens destinations and a great place to start a family holiday in China. The city is huge but so manageable for family travel. A massive mix of old and new thrown together, but it all goes so well. You will find so many things to do in Beijing with teens it will end up as one of the most popular family travel destinations in Asia for your family. Find somewhere to stay in Beijing

Shanghai

What a city and what a place to vacation in China with teens. This city will blow you away with what is available for families on vacation in Shanghai. Make your trip to China epic with theme parks and gourmet restaurants that will go down as a top vacation destination for families with teens forever! Find things to do on your Shanghai with teenagers trip

Chengdu

Home of the Giant Panda Research Base and a great place to travel as a family in China. Chengdu is a wonderful place to find your feet on your family vacation in China. It’s an easy city to get around and only really requires a couple of days before you can move on your family holiday. Book your stay in Chengdu


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Best vacation spots in Asia with teens – Vietnam

Yes, yes and yes. People ask us all the time if Vietnam is a good country in Asia for kids and we can’t say yes enough. Vietnam is completely family-friendly and ready to welcome you. It’s easy to get around and there is always something to see, do and experience with teenagers in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City

A city ruled by zooming scooters, you and your travelling family are bound to have a brilliant vacation in Ho Chi Minh City. HCMC has a sad beauty about it and you can see it all over the city. Learning opportunities for vacationing teenagers in Asia are everywhere here.

Da Nang

This has to be one of the best vacation spots for teens in Vietnam. Da Nang is an amazing city blessed with a beautiful beach and a great theme park. There are activities for teens everywhere and it is close to Hoi An if you prefer not to stay there.

Hoi An

While you can easily stay in Hoi An and do a day trip to Da Nang they are both worthy of a stay. When you are staying in Hoi An can wait for the crowds to ease and take the time around the town yourself. Crowds are huge in the morning and in the evening, but if you can stand the heat in the middle of the day you can wander the streets with hardly any other tourists.

Find somewhere to stay in Hoi An

Hanoi

Another city with so many scooters you have no idea where they all come from. You find a table and chair on the side of the street and watch the world zoom by. You can get a bowl of Pho or something else amazing. Exercises in the park are always great to join in with if you are travelling as a family. Book your Hanoi accommodation

Kazakstan

A complete hidden gem that is just starting to rate on the family travel destination radar. You will find that the city of Almaty is a brilliant place for family vacations, with plenty of green areas and activities for teens. Vacationing with teens in Kazakhstan is a wonderful experience.

Teenagers on vacation in Asia should not miss Almaty

Almaty

A city that packs a punch for family travellers Almaty has a brilliant mix of nature and modern activities for teens. With Shymbulak ski resorts open in any season, there are outdoor activities for teenagers. Kok Tobe with its cable car, toboggan, a small zoo and more proved to be another winner for families in Almaty.

Thailand

Another one of our best family vacations with teens destinations. Families travelling in Thailand are in for a treat. Not only are the people amazing, there are just so many places that are the best places for vacations with teens. Thailand is an easy country to travel around dot parents travelling with kids. You’ll also find Thailand a brilliant budget family travel destination.

Bangkok

Megacity, mega fun. There are some epic day trips from Bangkok with teens that are just magnificent. Ayutthaya is a UNESCO site that is high on the list of places to see in Thailand. Grand Palaces, Train market, Night Markets and history will keep your travelling family completely happy while on holiday in Bangkok with teens. This has to be at the top of our best family vacations with teens destinations list!

Chiang Mai

Home to many ex-pats families or digital nomads you will find plenty of families in Chiang Mai. This may be the perfect place for your to meet up with fellow families on holiday with teenagers. If you are looking for an epic experience for teenagers you can take a day trip to the Elephant Nature Park and spend the day with elephants, stay the night or volunteer at the animal shelter that caters for abandoned cats and dogs.

Find accommodation in Chiang Mai for families

Chiang Rai

It is an absolute gem that really only requires a couple of days but is definitely worth it if you are looking for a place to relax with your teens on vacation in Thailand. A small city, Chiang Rai has to be one of the best places to celebrate Sonoran in Thailand for families. Being a small city, you can still find plenty of shops open and a regular night market selling food and local goods.

Krabi Town

An absolute gem of a place with some of the best night markets for tasty food you will come across. This was one place we were able to give our teen travellers some independence by allowing them to search the smaller night markets for some dinner. This was a great world schooling experience for them.

Ao Nang

You can stay in Krabi with teens and do a day trip to Ao Nang from Krabi but if you love the beach staying in Ao Nang works better. There are plenty of families that also call Ao Nang home so you may find plenty of nomad families with teens that you can meet up with along the way.

For more ideas and family travel inspiration for your family holiday to Thailand click through to our Thailand Destination Guide Page for more family vacation inspiration.

Malaysia

Malaysia has to be at the top of our list of perfect budget-friendly family travel destinations. You can spend hours in the cities or you can get out into the smaller area to get the best out of your family holiday to Malaysia. From relaxing islands to colourful cities with world-class food you will find a place in Malaysia that will be the best family vacation with teens

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Kuala Lumpur

A brilliant city to get your bearings in Kuala Lumpur is a magnificent place to start your vacation in Malaysia with teenagers. The Petronas Towers are a wonderful attraction in KL for any family on vacation. The Petronas Discovery Center is also a brilliant learning experience for teens in KL. Find things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Langkawi

If you want the perfect place to relax, unwind and even find a thrill-seeking activity for teens then look no further than Langkawi. This is an absolutely epic family vacation destination with teenagers. Find a place to stay in Langkawi

Penang

A foodies paradise here you can food hop from hawker centre to hawker centre and you’ll never be short of a brilliant meal. There are epic street art paths to take, temples high on hills, and culture that will make you want to return.

Know before you go. Our top family travel with teenagers tips

There are a few things that we need to make sure that you have before you start your best family vacation for teenagers in Asia.

  • You need to check if you need a visa to enter some of the se countries and how long you need them for.
  • Some countries on the list are moderate Muslim countries and while they are tolerant please still be respectful of their beliefs
  • Drinking alcohol in some countries in Asia may have a lower limit than your home country. You may be surprised when your travelling teen is asked if they would like a drink.

Best family vacations with teens in Asia

There are so many ways to have the best family vacations with teens in Asia and being so budget-friendly you can stretch your time there out or you can have a luxury family vacation with teens in Asia. While some of these countries may not have been on your list of pace to visit with teens there is a wealth of activities for teens in all of them.

Planning vacations with teenagers can be difficult and there are so many extra things to worry about when you are on a family vacation with young adults. Travel for teenagers can be a wonderful experience and families that travel with teenagers finds so many benefits of finding amazing places to go with teens in Asia.

We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has helped you easily choose some of the best family vacations with teens in Asia for your next family holiday with teenagers to Asia.

Travel with tweens and teens: Travelling with young adults has just as many issues as travelling with children. Choosing the best teenage vacation destinations can be so time-consuming. Use our Travel with Teenagers Destination Guides from all over the world for your next family vacation inspiration to make your family vacations with teens epic.


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Rebecca Wyld

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Co-founder and SEO editor here at Wyld Family Travel. Bec has travelled to over 45 countries across 3 continents and is a travel with kids advocate. When Bec is not planning travel, she is creating content for our family travel blog or doing local community services work. You can find all of Bec’s detailed travel guides here on Wyld Family travel and on other popular websites such as Lonely Planet.