24 days in Asia Itinerary

24 days in Asia Itinerary

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24 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
7
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, and finally browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. April in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayan Gyi Temple, then steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi temple Wetkyi, and finally stop by Pomelo For Myanmar.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bagan road trip planning tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Bagan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), then explore the world behind art at Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally examine the collection at Wat gategaram museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In April in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, then see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and finally admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and finally get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Tours
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then take in the exciting artwork at Bui Mai Hien Gallery, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hanoi by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally explore the activities along Perfume River. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Truc Chi Garden, then explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hue travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then make a trip to The Marble Mountains, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Tabalo Outdoor.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then contemplate the long history of Old House of Tan Ky, and finally explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally stroll through Cua Dai Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner .

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Da Lat, Vietnam

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat day trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Dalat Market ©
Dalat Market

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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Buu Long Mountain, then stroll through Countryside Adventures, and then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Buu Long Mountain
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jayav Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then identify plant and animal life at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap route planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum, then look for gifts at Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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