16 days in Asia Itinerary

16 days in Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Chennai, India

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.
The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Khao San Road. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and hunt for treasures at Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to Bangkok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Bangkok is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at 54 Traditions Gallery and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then explore the world behind art at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Siem Reap to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Hanoi is slightly colder than Siem Reap - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Thuy Design House.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Ho Chi Minh City is a bit warmer than Hanoi - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers and then Head underground at Batu Caves.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In April in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Little India and Singapore Botanic Gardens. For shopping fun, head to Orchard Road or Raffles City. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjong Beach, take an in-depth tour of Images of Singapore LIVE, take a stroll through Chinatown, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Tanjong Beach ©
Tanjong Beach
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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