45 days in Asia Itinerary

45 days in Asia Itinerary

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45 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Chau Doc, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
12
Ang Thong, Thailand
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 30​min
13
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
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 outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Doi Inthanon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Taeng and see Thai Elephant Home, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai planner .

Toronto, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. In April, Chiang Mai is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thai Elephant Home
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Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), take an in-depth tour of Hall of Opium Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hill Tribe Villages and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Mae Salong.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chiang Rai day trip site .

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in April, with highs in Chiang Rai at 39°C and lows at 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hill Tribe Villages, House of Opium
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Doi Mae Salong ©
Doi Mae Salong
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
House of Opium ©
House of Opium

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Old Quarter Luang Prabang. Step out of the city life by going to Kuang Si Falls and Mount Phousi. The adventure continues: experience rural life at The Living Land Company, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, make a trip to Wat Pa Huak, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Luang Prabang. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Kuang Si Falls ©
Kuang Si Falls
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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.
Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, delve into the distant past at Pre Rup, steep yourself in history at Banteay Kdei, and look for all kinds of wild species at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Vientiane to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Banteay Srei ©
Banteay Srei

3
nights
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Koh Rong Samloem ©
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Step out of the city life by going to Saracen Bay Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at M'Pai Bay and visit a coastal fixture at Koh Rong Light House.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koh Rong Samloem trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Siem Reap to Koh Rong Samloem takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll set off for Phnom Penh on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
M'Pai Bay ©
M'Pai Bay

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum. Take a break from Phnom Penh with a short trip to Udong Mountain in Udong, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, explore the activities along Mekong River, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Udong Mountain
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
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Mekong River ©
Mekong River
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Chau Doc, Vietnam

Chau Doc ©
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chau Doc trip builder .

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Chau Doc can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Chau Doc

Historic Sites
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Hang Pagoda (Chua Hang) ©
Hang Pagoda (Chua Hang)

1
night
Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam, examine the collection at Museum of Tarot, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Can Tho Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Can Tho trip planner .

Drive from Chau Doc to Can Tho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Can Tho Beach ©
Can Tho Beach
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Museum of Tarot ©
Museum of Tarot

3
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 inner history buff will appreciate Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Get outdoors at Indochina Cycling Tour and Saigon Boat Company. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, don't miss a visit to Dong Khoi Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda (Chua Ngoc Hoang or Phuoc Hai Tu).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Neighborhoods Tours Transportation
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Chinatown (Cho Lon) -  District 5 ©
Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) and Thien Mu Pagoda. Get in touch with nature at Thuan An Beach and Perfume River. Next up on the itinerary: go all around town with City Tours, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hue online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Hue takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Perfume River ©
Perfume River
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
The Mieu Temple ©
The Mieu Temple

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mỹ Sơn and The Tran Family Home and Chapel. Relax by the water at Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Make the 11th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
day
Ang Thong, Thailand

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoi An to Ang Thong. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©

6
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Visit Sai Nuan Beach and Jansom Bay for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Tanot Bay. Make the 17th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lighthouse Bay, stroll through Ao Thian Ok, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Bay, and head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao visit app .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 22 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

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.
Visit The Grand Palace and Wat Saket for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Khao San Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Ko Lanta to Bangkok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Ko Lanta in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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