30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

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30 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  25​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + train + taxi:  4​h
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
9
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
10
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Newark, United States

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road & ATV Trails. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Long Bien Bridge. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker site .

Newark, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Newark to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Co 1 Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Ti Top Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Halong Bay.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
You'll explore and learn at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and Ha Ha - Art In Everything. Escape the urban bustle at An Bang Beach and Tra Que Water Wheel. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to My Khe Beach (in Da Nang) and My Son Sanctuary (in Duy Xuyen). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
nights
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.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. June in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Parks
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Indochina Cycling Tour ©
Indochina Cycling Tour

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.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then explore the activities along Mekong River, and then take in the awesome beauty at Udong Mountain.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online trip builder .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Udong Mountain
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Mekong River ©
Mekong River
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Get outdoors at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity and Kbal Spean. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cambodia Landmine Museum and Jayav Art. Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, relax in the rural setting at Angkor Silk Farm, and tee off at Angkor Golf Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap road trip site .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum ©
Cambodia Landmine Museum

1
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 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vientiane Orchidees.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane online trip builder .

Fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vientiane sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Vientiane Orchidees ©
Vientiane Orchidees

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.
Get in touch with nature at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Klongs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jim Thompson House and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vientiane to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Umong are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Siam Insect Zoo and Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders. Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park in Mae Rim--about 44 minutes away. On the 15th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planning site .

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 June, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
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Walking tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Wat Bang Riang. Get some cultural insight at Wat Khlong Thom Museum and Andaman Cultural Center. Step out of Krabi Town to go to Phang Nga and see Phang Nga Elephant Park, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, look for gifts at Ander's Collection, get great views at Railay Beach Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Thalane.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga Elephant Park, Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang), Wat Khlong Thom Museum
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park

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