16 days in Asia Itinerary

16 days in Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h
5
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
End: Hong Kong, China

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak). On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and then get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Hong Kong International, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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.
On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Ho Chi Minh City is a bit warmer than Hong Kong - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Denpasar.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

4
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, go for a walk through Big Garden Corner, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seminyak Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Denpasar trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak Beach, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Uluwatu Temple, Waterbom Bali, Tanah Lot Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bangla Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Patong trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denpasar to Patong in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
On the 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History and then take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Hong Kong in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Patong in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Museums
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Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade ©
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

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