23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  29​h
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tegalalang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
El Nido, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take a stroll through Old Quarter, then explore the activities along West Lake, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then don't miss a visit to St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi attractions planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Hanoi is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Nature
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally putt your heart out at Angkor Wat Putt. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom

1
night
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 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and finally have fun at Cambodia Shooting Range Outdoor Phnom Penh.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh route planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

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#Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

few
hours
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at KLCC Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

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Getting from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Menara Kuala Lumpur ©
Menara Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Pulau Payar Marine Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Langkawi Wildlife Park, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, make a trip to De'zone, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi journey planner .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Langkawi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Visiting Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park will get you outdoors. Visit Changi Beach and Sentosa Boardwalk for their historical value. When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Siloso Beach in Sentosa Island, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Palawan Beach, admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjong Beach, and steep yourself in history at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore day trip app .

Getting from Langkawi to Singapore by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Singapore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Singapore

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Tanjong Beach ©
Tanjong Beach

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and Nacivet Art Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sanur Beach and JImbaran Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Pecatu (Uluwatu Temple & Padang Padang Beach), Bali Safari & Marine Park (in Gianyar) and Bali Jetpacks and Water Sports (in Nusa Dua). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuta Beach - Bali, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a splash at Waterbom Bali, and kick back and relax at Seminyak Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Kuta in 6 hours. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuta, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Amed.

Things to do in Kuta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Pecatu, Tanah Lot Temple, JImbaran Beach, Sanur Beach
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Sanur Beach ©
Sanur Beach
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 18th (Thu), stroll through Jemeluk Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then admire the natural beauty at Tirta Gangga, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Amed Beach, steep yourself in history at Tenganan Aga Village, then kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, then contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amed itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kuta to Amed in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuta in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Amed. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tegalalang.

Things to do in Amed

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Tenganan Aga Village
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Scuba & Snorkeling
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

2
nights
Tegalalang, Indonesia

Tegalalang ©
The most famous Tegalalang tourist attractions are rice terraces, forming a landscape you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kintamani Highland, and then delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Sangeh Monkey Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Bali Butterfly Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Beratan.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tegalalang journey planner .

Drive from Amed to Tegalalang in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Amed in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tegalalang, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Tegalalang

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tabanan, Kintamani Highland, Sangeh Monkey Forest, Mount Kawi
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Kintamani Highland ©
Kintamani Highland
Sangeh Monkey Forest ©
Sangeh Monkey Forest
Lake Beratan ©
Lake Beratan

1
night
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Commando Beach, then explore the activities along Big Lagoon, and finally make a trip to Lio Tourism Estate.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Tegalalang to El Nido with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in El Nido

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

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