23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h
End: Tampa, United States

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Ho Chi Minh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. On the 25th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

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Tampa, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

#Historic Sites, #Adventure, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls and then experience rural life at The Living Land Company. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Queen Design Lao, then admire the landmark architecture of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang online road trip planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in April, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Kuang Si Falls ©
Kuang Si Falls
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hue online vacation planner .

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luang Prabang in April: highs in Hue hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

4
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.
Relax by the water at Cua Dai Beach and My Khe Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hoi An Ancient Town and Old House of Tan Ky. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An visit planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bayon Temple and Angkor Thom. Get outdoors at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity and Angkor Silk Farm. Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Kdei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, look for gifts at D.Hindley, then examine the collection at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh travel route builder .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

4
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.
The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. The adventure continues: get outside with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, step into the grandiose world of Vimanmek Mansion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip builder tool .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Bangkok by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Bangkok sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 81°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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