The White House said that the primary mission of the USA president would be to undertake efforts that can establish peace in the region.
Trump also plans to discuss trade during his trip and will "emphasize the importance of fair and reciprocal economic ties with America's trade partners".
A USA official said Asian leaders who met Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in NY last week helped persuade him to attend in unity with key Asian allies. In one of his first acts as president, he abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership that President Barack Obama had negotiated to create a 12-nation free-trade zone; three of the nations he will visit were part of that pact: Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.
"The president's engagements will strengthen the worldwide resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", the White House said when announcing the trip.
The North's sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on 3 September and has launched various missiles in 2017, as it accelerates its programme, aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile. Trade is also likely to be a key focus as the Trump administration seeks to address what it sees as trade imbalances with countries like South Korea and China.
It will be Trump's first visit to the region as president, and it comes as North Korea moves closer to its goal of having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the U.S.
China accounts for around 90 per cent of North Korea's trade, and the isolated state is highly dependent on Chinese oil imports. Trump described Kim as a "rocket man" on a "suicide mission" and said the USA could choose to "totally destroy" the reclusive nation. Chinese top diplomat State councilor Yang Jiechi has described Trump's visit as of great importance to the bilateral relationship.