28 days in Asia Itinerary

28 days in Asia Itinerary

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28 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
New Delhi, India
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Sungai Petani, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Taiping, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Incheon, South Korea
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 5th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Delhi tour itinerary planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to New Delhi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Reykjavik to New Delhi. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in July, with highs in New Delhi at 41°C and lows at 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

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#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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2
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Thamel and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip builder app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New Delhi in July, with highs in Kathmandu at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai.

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#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thamel ©
Thamel
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the water at your own pace with India Boats, enjoy the sand and surf at Juhu Beach, and then examine the collection at Red Carpet Wax Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Kathmandu to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Kathmandu in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Mumbai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pattaya.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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India Boats ©
India Boats
Juhu Beach ©
Juhu Beach
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum

1
night
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha and then see some colorful creatures with Ko Samae San. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, stroll through Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan), then see the interesting displays at Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien), and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pattaya trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Pattaya in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sattahip
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Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan) ©
Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan)
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha
Ko Samae San ©
Ko Samae San

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), laugh and play at Safari World. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then get outside with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then take a stroll through Sukhumvit.

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You can drive from Pattaya to Bangkok in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

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#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
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Safari World ©
Safari World
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Sukhumvit ©
Sukhumvit

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan for their historical value. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Rim and see Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

#Wildlife, #Historic Sites, #Tours

Side Trips

Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

1
night
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 16th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Wanararm, then see the interesting displays at Galeria Perdana, and then kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Langkawi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Sungai Petani.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Wat Wanararm ©
Wat Wanararm

1
night
Sungai Petani, Malaysia

Sungai Petani ©
Sungai Petani is a town in Kuala Muda District, Kedah, Malaysia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sungai Batu Archaeological Site, get engrossed in the history at Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Sungai Petani Clock Tower, and finally stroll through Pantai Merdeka.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sungai Petani trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Langkawi to Sungai Petani with the Route module. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Sungai Petani are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taiping.

Things to do in Sungai Petani

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Sungai Batu Archaeological Site, Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum
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Sungai Batu Archaeological Site ©
Sungai Batu Archaeological Site
Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum ©
Sungai Petani Clock Tower ©
Sungai Petani Clock Tower

1
night
Taiping, Malaysia

Taiping ©
The green city of Taiping remains one of the country's most innovative cities--it established Malaysia's first museum, first railway, and first newspaper.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, stroll the grounds of Taiping War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Perak Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints' Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taiping online trip builder .

You can drive from Sungai Petani to Taiping in 2 hours. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Taiping are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve ©
Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve
All Saints' Church ©
All Saints' Church
Perak Museum ©
Perak Museum

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nights
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.
On the 20th (Mon), wander the streets of Jalan Alor, don't miss a visit to Merdeka Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, and finally Head underground at Batu Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, then shop like a local with Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur itinerary maker .

You can drive from Taiping to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Jalan Alor ©
Jalan Alor
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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 22nd (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, then examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap tour planning site .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. July in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum ©
Cambodia Landmine Museum

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night
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by Amazing Cambodia.

Before you visit Phnom Penh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

#Spas, #Museums, #Shopping
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Spas & Wellness
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Amazing Cambodia ©
Amazing Cambodia

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night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Tich Temple, then relax in the rural setting at Mulberries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vientiane road trip planning site .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Vientiane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Incheon.

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Lao Textile Museum ©
Lao Textile Museum
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

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Incheon, South Korea

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Chinatown, head off the coast to Muuido Island, and then appreciate the history behind The Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Incheon road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vientiane to Incheon. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vientiane to Incheon. Traveling from Vientiane in July, expect Incheon to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Incheon

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Muuido Island ©
Muuido Island
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, then don't miss a visit to Insadong, and then explore the historical opulence of Deoksugung.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul online route planner .

Seoul is very close to Incheon. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods
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Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream
Deoksugung ©
Deoksugung

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandantegchenling Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dashchoilin Monastery, and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Mongolia 13th Century.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar trip maker website .

Fly from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seoul in July: high temperatures in Ulaanbaatar hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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National History Museum ©
National History Museum
National Park Mongolia 13th Century ©
Dashchoilin Monastery ©
Dashchoilin Monastery

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