38 days in Asia Itinerary

38 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly to Vientiane, Bus to Vang Vieng
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 8 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): snap pictures at Long Bien Bridge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, then enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip site.

Manila, Philippines to Hanoi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manila to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

2
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Vang Vieng, Laos

Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary. On your second day here, fly like a bird with VangVieng Paramotor Center & Pilot's Cafe, contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Yoga in Vang Vieng.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hanoi to Vang Vieng takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Xiengthong and Royal Palace Museum. When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately Nong Khiaw away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planning app.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

2
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Phan Tao. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, let the kids burn off some steam at Buak Hard Public Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planning tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

2
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Mandalay, Myanmar

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanda Muni Paya, admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Su Taung Pyi Pagoda.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mandalay itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Mandalay in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chiang Mai to Mandalay, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

4
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Bagan, Myanmar

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balloon Rides and Ananda Temple. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Lemyethna Temple, delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, and head outdoors with Shwe-gyu-gyi.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bagan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mandalay to Bagan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:

2
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Baungdawgyoke Pagoda, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pansodan Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, look for gifts at Pomelo, then pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally don't miss a visit to Martyrs Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner.

You can fly from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

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Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then examine the collection at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok visit planning app.

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok. In February in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Town

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of the Dead, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Explore hidden gems such as Otres Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ochheuteal Beach, stop by Tapang's, examine the collection at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Serendipity Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sihanoukville travel route builder site.

Fly from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

2
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Charming City

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 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

8
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Christ the King. Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to Minh Dam Bases in Vung Tau--about 2h 15 min away. On the 5th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

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Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 9: