22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  17​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
6
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Wat Saket. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take a stroll through Khao San Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok travel route builder .

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in November; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, then stop by Confirel Showroom, and finally contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Museum, view the masterpieces at Din Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh route maker app .

Fly from Bangkok to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): wander the streets of Saigon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
We've included these beaches for you: Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 8th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Hoi An is little chillier than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 54 Traditions Gallery and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner .

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Get in touch with nature at Kuang Si Falls and Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park. Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Glang-Viang Gallery, look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Doi Noi.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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