28 days in Asia Itinerary

28 days in Asia Itinerary

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28 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  29​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
5
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Tegalalang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
10
El Nido, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. Step out of Hanoi to go to Dinh Bang and see Do Temple, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, get out on two wheels at MotoTours Asia, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip 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 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Do Temple
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Angkor Safe Driver and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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 21st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

1
day
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 22nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then walk around KLCC Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur journey maker website .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pulau Payar Marine Park. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Langkawi travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Visit Palawan Beach and Southernmost point of Asia for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Sentosa Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Universal Studios Singapore about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Singapore Zoo, examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, admire the striking features of Saint George's Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjong Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Langkawi to Singapore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pantai Sanur and Bali Safari & Marine Park. Tanah Lot Temple and Taman Ayun Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kuta's surroundings by going to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Denpasar). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali, appreciate the history behind Ground Zero Monument, stroll through Pandawa Beach, and cool off at Waterbom Bali.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuta journey maker site .

Fly from Singapore to Kuta in 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in July: highs in Kuta hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Amed.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Denpasar, Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Safari & Marine Park, Uluwatu Temple, Taman Ayun Temple
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Lipah Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then admire the natural beauty at Tirta Gangga, and finally contemplate the long history of USS Liberty Shipwreck. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, contemplate the long history of Tenganan Ancient Village, then steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, and finally make a trip to Lempuyang Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amed trip site .

You can drive from Kuta to Amed in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kuta in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amed, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tegalalang.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karangasem, Tenganan Ancient Village, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Lempuyang Temple
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park, contemplate the long history of Gunung Sari Dance, explore the ancient world of Mount Kawi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Mengening Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, then ride a horse along Ubud Horse Stables, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tegalalang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amed to Tegalalang takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Amed in August, Tegalalang is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Tegalalang

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, River Rafting & Tubing, Gunung Sari Dance
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Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Mengening Temple ©
Mengening Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, then explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read El Nido trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tegalalang to El Nido. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Nature Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

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