18 days in Asia Itinerary

18 days in Asia Itinerary

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18 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  11​h 45​min
8
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary maker app .

Edinburgh, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hoi An
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip site .

Traveling by bus from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday builder tool .

Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River. On the next day, explore the activities along Babuyan River, see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and then look for gifts at Kaingud Arts and Crafts.

Start your trip to Puerto Princesa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Puerto Princesa in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Puerto Princesa is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Babuyan River ©
Babuyan River

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Singapore online trip maker .

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Singapore in 9.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

1
night
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Sigiriya. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Sigiriya takes 12 hours. Traveling from Singapore to Sigiriya, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Golden Temple of Dambulla
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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