21 days in Asia Itinerary

21 days in Asia Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ao Nang, Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights

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Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chinatown Heritage Centre, ION Orchard, Clarke Quay, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Mon), snap pictures at Sentosa Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at Sentosa Nature Discovery, buy something for everyone on your list at Clarke Quay, then examine the collection at Chinatown Heritage Centre, then see the sky in a new way at ION Orchard, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, then kick back and relax at Palawan Beach, then kick back and relax at Tanjong Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip builder.

Perth, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in December since evenings lows in Singapore dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Phuket Town, Thailand

— 3 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery. Explore Phuket Town's surroundings by going to Patong (Jungceylon, Patong Beach, &more). There's more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Phuket Town itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Phuket Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Phuket Town. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
We've included these beaches for you: Nui Beach and Long Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Ton Sai. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, stroll through Loh Lana Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mae Haad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Khao Tham will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Mesimu and Glang-Viang Galleryfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi road trip site.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Beijing, China

— 3 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Temple of Heaven and Chinese Imperial Post. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), don't miss a visit to Bell and Drum Towers, and take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing online holiday planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Beijing in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Beijing, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -8°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.