25 days in Asia Itinerary

25 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Phitsanulok, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 15 min
6
Mawlamyine, Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Naypyidaw, Myanmar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
9
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
10
Dhangadhi, Nepal
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 45 min
11
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9- hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
nights
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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In December in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally look for gifts at Ambre.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally stroll around Lumpini Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok journey planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phitsanulok.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Phitsanulok, Thailand

Phitsanulok ©
Phitsanulok is rarely seen as a vacation highlight, but rather a stop on the way to popular attractions in the north.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum and then explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai). Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Phitsanulok-Lom Sak Route (Highway No. 12), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phra Buddha Chinnarat, then make a trip to Nang Phaya Temple (Wat Nang Phaya), and finally don't miss a visit to Phitsanulok Railway Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Phitsanulok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Phitsanulok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Bangkok in December, plan for little chillier nights in Phitsanulok, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mawlamyine.

Things to do in Phitsanulok

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)
Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum ©
Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum
Nang Phaya Temple (Wat Nang Phaya) ©
Nang Phaya Temple (Wat Nang Phaya)

1
night
Mawlamyine, Myanmar

Mawlamyine ©
Mawlamyine, formerly Moulmein, is the fourth largest city of Burma (Myanmar), 300 km south east of Yangon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin (Salween) River. On the 27th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Mahamuni Paya, Head underground at Sadan Cave, and then make a trip to Santawshin Pagoda. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Win Sein Taw Ya - Reclining Buddha and then take in panoramic vistas at Kyaikthanlan Pagoda.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mawlamyine vacation builder tool.

Getting from Phitsanulok to Mawlamyine by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Phitsanulok to Mawlamyine, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Mawlamyine sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naypyidaw.

Things to do in Mawlamyine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sadan Cave
Highlights from your plan
Win Sein Taw Ya - Reclining Buddha ©
Win Sein Taw Ya - Reclining Buddha
Santawshin Pagoda ©
Santawshin Pagoda

1
night
Naypyidaw, Myanmar

Naypyidaw ©
Naypyidaw, officially spelled Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at The Gem Museum, make a trip to 20 Lane Highway, then don't miss a visit to Uppatasanti Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naypyidaw road trip planning app.

You can fly from Mawlamyine to Naypyidaw in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Mawlamyine, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Naypyidaw, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mandalay.

Things to do in Naypyidaw

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Gem Museum ©
The Gem Museum
Uppatasanti Pagoda ©
Uppatasanti Pagoda
20 Lane Highway ©
20 Lane Highway

2
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, get great views at Mandalay Hill, then admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwenandaw Monastery. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamuni Image and then snap pictures at U Bein Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandalay online visit planner.

You can drive from Naypyidaw to Mandalay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

U Bein Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book ©
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
On the 1st (Wed), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadrakali Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Mandalay to Kathmandu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Nepal Time (NPT) is minus 0.8 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Dhangadhi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Climbing Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

1
night
Dhangadhi, Nepal

Dhangadhi ©
Dhangadhi is a sub metropolitan city in Far-Western Nepal. On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Aircrafts Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dhangadhi trip planner.

Getting from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You will leave for New Delhi on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Dhangadhi

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aircrafts Museum ©
Aircrafts Museum

3
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then contemplate the long history of Red Fort, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Dhangadhi to New Delhi by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Dhangadhi to New Delhi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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