42 days in Asia Itinerary

42 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Bus
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vientiane, Laos
— Few hours
Drive to Nong Khai, Train to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Train to Yesagyo, Taxi to Bagan
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 4 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bus to Poipet, Foot to Poipet Virak Buntham Express, Bus to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Bus
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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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.
On the 5th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation planner.

Manila, Philippines to Hanoi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Hanoi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then walk around 100 Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in April, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Chang, explore the striking landscape at Tham Chang Cave, explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kang.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vang Vieng attractions planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

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Vientiane, Laos

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That Luang Neua, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vientiane journey planner.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Vientiane

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

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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 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Vimanmek Mansion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, stop by Khaosan Road, and then examine the collection at The National Museum Bangkok.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok journey planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In April in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 80°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

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Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Patong (Like A Boss, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Wat Baan Kamala (in Kamala) and Karon Beach (in Karon Beach). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, have some family-friendly fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and kick your exploration up a notch at Hanuman World.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phuket Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Phuket Town is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:

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Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

On the 22nd (Thu), browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and then stop by Raja's Fashions.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Phuket Town to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwenandaw Monastery, admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamuni Image, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Mandalay Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mandalay online holiday planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Mandalay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Mandalay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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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.
Take a break from Bagan with a short trip to Mt Popa in Popa, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinbinthalyaung Temple, look for gifts at Pomelo For Myanmar, and make a trip to Thet Kya Muni.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bagan road trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Mandalay to Bagan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Yangon (Rangoon) to Pabedan to see Bogyoke Aung San Market about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Retroretro, and walk around Bogyoke Aung San Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

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Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally look for gifts at St Armani Fashion. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Observatory Point, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Pub Street.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), stop by Samudera, kick back and relax at Otres Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at Vagabond Temple Yoga & Meditation Retreat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Buddy Land Water Park, take a pleasant ride with Liberty Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Serendipity Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sihanoukville trip planning website.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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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 12th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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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.
Plan a Ho Chi Minh City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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 May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Mandalay Region travel guide

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Tours in Mandalay Region usually involve visits to temples and monasteries, with a touch of natural sightseeing to add to the experience. With half of Myanmar’s monks residing in Mandalay Region, the area teems with temples and Buddhist festivities. Ornate pagodas and layered stupas perched on sacred hills house enormous gilt Buddha sculptures and elaborate timber structures, with old fortresses surrounded by moats nearby. The area's scenic nature provides many hiking opportunities, with powerful waterfalls and picturesque botanical gardens standing out as the highlights. During a Mandalay Region holiday, visitors can walk one of the world’s longest pillared foot bridge across a huge lake, sample the distinctive local cuisine, or visit a market for freshwater fish and produce. More adventurous visitors can get a bird's-eye view over the region, with hot air balloon rides offering thrilling vistas and proving popular among tourists.