40 days in Asia Itinerary

40 days in Asia Itinerary

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40 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
1
Incheon, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Singapore, Singapore
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
5
Vientiane, Laos
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
6
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Siargao Island, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 30​min
9
Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + bus + foot + Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
End: Seoul, South Korea

7
nights
Incheon, South Korea

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Change things up with these side-trips from Incheon: Seoul (Cheonggyecheon Stream, Bukchon Hanok Village, & more) and DMZ (in Paju). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Muuido Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park, and take an in-depth tour of Bupyeong History Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Incheon trip itinerary website .

Seoul to Incheon is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Seoul, Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Muuido Island ©
Muuido Island
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

8
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Singapore: Sentosa Island (Universal Studios Singapore & S.E.A. Aquarium). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Bay, make a trip to Singapore Flyer, and shop like a local with Orchard Road.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Incheon to Singapore by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Incheon to Singapore. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Incheon in September: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 16:
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

6
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Falls, admire all the interesting features of The Living Land Company, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and make a trip to Vat Visounarath.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Luang Prabang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

2
nights
Champasak Town, Laos

Champasak Town ©
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Wat Muang Kang Temple, then delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, then look for gifts at Chez Maman, and finally browse the exhibits of Champasak Pottery. On your second day here, head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, then admire the sheer force of Bolaven Plateau, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Champasak Town trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Champasak Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Champasak Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolaven Plateau, Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Chez Maman ©
Chez Maman

6
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Change things up with a short trip to Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat (about 1h 55 min away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), make a trip to Wat Ong Teu, look for gifts at Talat Sao, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vientiane trip planner .

You can fly from Champasak Town to Vientiane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Vientiane sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nam Ngum Dam
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 1st (Tue), Head underground at Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock and then explore the activities along Honda Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip website .

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Puerto Princesa takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Philippines Time is 1 hour. October in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature Parks
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Ugong Rock ©
Ugong Rock

2
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lusong Gunboat Wreck, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, then take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coron trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Coron

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

2
nights
Siargao Island, Philippines

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Guyam Island, step off the mainland to explore Dako Island, and then make a trip to Cloud 9 Surfing Tower. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Magpupungko Beach, then Head underground at Hagukan Cave, and then head off the coast to Naked Island.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Siargao Island day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Coron to Siargao Island takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Naked Island ©
Naked Island
Guyam Island ©
Guyam Island

3
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
On the 7th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and then don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boracay road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Siargao Island to Boracay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Siargao Island in October, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

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