31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
6
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Vietnam Silver House. Spend the 18th (Mon) on your motorcycle at Countryside Adventures. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, stop by Drink Vietnam, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Trails
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Trade Ceramics, then view the masterpieces at March Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planning website .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November: highs in Hoi An hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Let the collections at Tired City Bao Khanh and Ho Chi Minh Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) will appeal to history buffs. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai visit planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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 some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Wat Saket. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, browse the exhibits of Vimanmek Mansion, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Siam.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok planning tool .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Patong Beach and Karon Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Freedom Beach and Kata Beach. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Shark Diving in Rawai--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Patong road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Shark Diving
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Batu Caves and Museum of Illusions. Escape the urban bustle at KL Bird Park and Farm In The City. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya) and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur vacation planner.

You can fly from Patong to Kuala Lumpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Farm In The City
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Escape the urban bustle at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Elephant Safari Park. Threads of Life and Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Ubud to Tampaksiring to see Tirta Empul Temple about 36 minutes away. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 11th (Wed) at some of the best spas. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Don Antonio Blanco Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ubud holiday tool .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud in 6.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Spas

5
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Visit Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pantai Sanur and Kuta Beach - Bali. Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran) and Seminyak Beach (in Seminyak). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Bali Trick Art, browse the exhibits of Nyaman Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Nacivet Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denpasar trip tool .

You can drive from Ubud to Denpasar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Kuta Beach - Bali, Uluwatu Temple, Bali Trick Art, Jimbaran Bay
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

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