22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai, China
1
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Shanghai, China


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3
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Former French Concession, then don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and then get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

Before you visit Shanghai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Sunan Shuofang International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

2
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Do some cultural sightseeing at The Palace Museum and Temple of Heaven. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and look for gifts at PAPP'S TEA.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beijing route builder .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Khaosan Road. Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya) and Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (in Saraburi). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Beijing to Bangkok in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In March, Bangkok is much hotter than Beijing - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, Wat Maha That
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Ben Thanh Market and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and wander the streets of Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online visit planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

6
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Head to Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House and Din Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Phnom are in your itinerary. Step out of Phnom Penh with an excursion to Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village in Kampong Chhnang--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Bassac Lane, and examine the collection at National Museum.

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Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village, Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lantau island and East Bay. Head to IFC mall and Bamboo Scenesfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), hunt for treasures at Ladies Market, and find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong. Traveling from Phnom Penh in March, you will find days in Hong Kong are much colder (26°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
East Bay ©
East Bay

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