23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Halifax, Canada
Fly:  29 h
1
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  14 h
5
Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Halifax, Canada

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xieng Mouane and then look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang driving holiday planning app .

Halifax, Canada to Luang Prabang is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 11 hours. Traveling from Halifax in May, expect Luang Prabang to be much hotter, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xieng Mouane ©
Wat Xieng Mouane

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Quan Lan Beach and make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Terrace of the Elephants. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Phimeanakas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Like A Boss, then don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkol Nimit. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Siem Reap in May: high temperatures in Patong hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

4
nights
Koh Rong, Cambodia

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
You'll get in some beach time at Long Set Beach and Coconut Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sok San Beach and Koh Rong. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have some family-friendly fun at Kohrong Blob Jump, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jungle zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Rong trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Koh Rong. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off toHo Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Set Beach ©
Long Set Beach
Sok San Beach ©
Sok San Beach

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and visit Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa road trip planning website .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Hundred Caves ©
Hundred Caves
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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