23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Porto, Portugal

2
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and browse for treasures at Siam Rare Books and Collectibles.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Porto to Bangkok. In May, Bangkok is much hotter than Porto - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and practice your aim at Game Space Laser Battle.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in May; daily highs in Patong reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Patong in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Phnom Penh, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

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
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 31st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally look for gifts at Ambre. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Escape Break, delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, then delve into the distant past at Pre Rup, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planning site .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Hoi An in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Hoi An sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday website .

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong road trip planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Hong Kong Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), then make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then admire the striking features of Jin Mao Tower, and finally admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, expect Shanghai to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

4
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

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You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shanghai in June since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 21°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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