56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
4
Phonsavan, Laos
— 1 night
5
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
8
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
10
Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
13
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
14
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Get a sense of the local culture at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Temple of Literature & National University. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi visit app.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Hanoi is 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Dau Go Cave. Visiting Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba Island will get you outdoors. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Lan Ha Bay, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip site.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Jom Phet.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm

1
night
Phonsavan, Laos

Phonsavan ©
A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
On the 4th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, don't miss a visit to The Plain of Jars, thensteep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phonsavan day trip planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites Museums
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The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ong Teu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vientiane online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Doi Inthanon National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phan Tao. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Pao.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai visit planning tool.

Getting from Vientiane to Chiang Mai by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon National Park
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visit Long Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Kantiang Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Ko Lanta (Lanta Klong Nin Beach, The Boss Collection, &more). It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island and kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

Plan a Krabi Town trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Krabi Town sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
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Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get some cultural insight at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket. You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Bang Tao Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Rawai (Yanui Beach & Promthep Cape) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, see Off-Road Tours, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip builder.

Getting from Krabi Town to Patong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket Town, Karon, Bang Tao Beach, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Wat Pho and The Grand Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Pridi Banomyong Memorial, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok day trip planning app.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

2
nights
Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Banan Temple and then Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, view the masterpieces at Sangker Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, thenview the masterpieces at La Fabrik, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Battambang trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bangkok to Battambang by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography ©
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Wat Banan Temple ©
Wat Banan Temple

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beng Mealea and Preah Khan. Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Cambodia Landmine Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and learn about all things military at War Museum Cambodia.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap online day trip planner.

Drive from Battambang to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Phnom. Explore hidden gems such as Cambodia Fire Range and Nature cambodia. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, get out on two wheels at Phnom Penh Taxi Expert, stop by Lotus Space, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and Drink Vietnam. Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. On the 7th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and The Marble Mountains. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Lady Buddha & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An route site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, plan for little chillier days in Hoi An, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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