34 days in Asia Itinerary

34 days in Asia Itinerary

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34 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
10
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
11
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
12
Balikpapan, Indonesia
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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2
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kandawgyi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) sightseeing planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Yangon (Rangoon) is 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myauk Guni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, then steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, and finally explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bagan online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Shwezigon Paya ©
Shwezigon Paya

3
nights
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Khit Sunn Yin Lotus, Silk and Cotton Hand Weaving Centre, Indein Village, & more).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Nyaungshwe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taunggyi
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Balloon Rides
Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village

1
night
Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandalay itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nyaungshwe to Mandalay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Mandalay

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, hunt for treasures at Night Bazaar, look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, and don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai vacation planner .

Getting from Mandalay to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Clock Tower.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Rai vacation planner .

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chiang Rai can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wat Phra Kaew, Hall of Opium Museum
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Hall of Opium Museum ©
Hall of Opium Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at D.Hindley, hunt for treasures at Central Market, see the interesting displays at National Museum, stop by Bodia Nature, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

Plan trip to Phnom Penh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Chiang Rai to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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

3
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 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Phimeanakas, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat.

Discover how to plan a Siem Reap trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take a memorable excursion with Day Trips.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An journey site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) and then make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hue driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa online day trip planner .

Getting from Hue to Sapa by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Walking tours

8
nights
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Balikpapan ©
Used as a hub for international oil and mining companies, the small city of Balikpapan boasts a blend of cultures making a comfortable home in this clean and relaxed environment.
Go for a jaunt from Balikpapan to Penajam to see Nipah-Nipah Beach about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Benua Patra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kemala Beach, have fun at Delta KTV Club, and delve into the lush surroundings at Wehea Rainforest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Balikpapan trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sapa to Balikpapan. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Balikpapan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Balikpapan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nipah-Nipah Beach
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Lamaru Beach ©
Lamaru Beach
Mangrove Center Graha indah ©
Mangrove Center Graha indah
Pentacity Shopping Venue ©
Pentacity Shopping Venue

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