56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  19 h 45 min
1
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Vientiane, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Bophut, Thailand
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Ang Thong, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 8 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
8
Bagan, Myanmar
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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5
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Uong Bi (Ba Vang Pagoda & Yen Tu Mountain) and Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park, Cat Ba Island, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, head off the coast to Ti Top Island, and take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay online itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Halong Bay, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Uong Bi
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

8
nights
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.
Step out of Hanoi to go to Ninh Binh and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours
Off-Road Tours

5
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.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, and take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vientiane driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

8
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vientiane to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In April in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

7
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bophut: Laem Sor Beach Disc Golf & Acoustic Cafe, Koh Samui. (in Na Mueang) and Taling Ngam Muay Thai (in Taling Ngam). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Classic International Suits, get your game on at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, and cool off at High Park Samui.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bophut trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Bophut takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Laem Sor Beach Disc Golf & Acoustic Cafe, Koh Samui., Mae Nam Morning Market, We Green, Taling Ngam Muay Thai, Cobra Show Thailand
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving ©
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving

1
night
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 9th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ko Wua Talap Island, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, and then head outdoors with Ko Mae Ko.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ang Thong tour itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Bophut to Ang Thong with the Route module. May in Ang Thong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park
Ko Wua Talap Island ©
Ko Wua Talap Island
Ko Mae Ko ©
Ko Mae Ko

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Mae Rim (Wat Pa Daraphirom Temple & Maerim Elephant Sanctuary), Baan Jang Nak - A Museum of Elephant Wood Carvings (in San Kamphaeng) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stroll through Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, and take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ang Thong to Chiang Mai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Ang Thong in May, expect little chillier with lows of 29°C in Chiang Mai. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Baan Jang Nak - A Museum of Elephant Wood Carvings, Doi Inthanon National Park, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park

6
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Change things up with a short trip to Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery in Leya (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayazika Pagoda, pick up some new kitchen skills with promised land myanmar tour, don't miss a visit to Yandabo Village Pottery, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bagan tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bagan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chiang Mai to Bagan, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Dhammayazika Pagoda ©
Dhammayazika Pagoda
Balloon Rides

6
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Take a break from Yangon (Rangoon) with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, and look for gifts at Yoyamay.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
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Photography Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda

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