38 days in Asia Itinerary

38 days in Asia Itinerary

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38 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Taxi + Train:  5​h 45​min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Bophut, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, make a trip to Gardens by the Bay, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Singapore Time (SGT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Siloso Skywalk
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

4
nights
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Sihanoukville is known for beaches, spas, wildlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Otres Beach, try for a hole-in-one at Mollie Golf Mini Golf, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Independence Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Sihanoukville online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach
Independence Beach ©
Independence Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum, view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally stop by Ambre.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Siem Reap visit site .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua and then contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane itinerary planning website .

Fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Vientiane when traveling from Siem Reap in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

1
night
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vang Vieng road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Vientiane to Vang Vieng takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Caruso Lao, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xieng Thong, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip planner .

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

1
night
Huay Xai, Laos

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Experience Office.

Start your trip to Huay Xai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat

2
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 1st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Wat Huay Pla Kang, stroll around Singha Park, then admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum, make a trip to Clock Tower Chiang Rai, and then stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Huay Xai to Chiang Rai takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Chiang Rai can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Singha Park
Highlights from your plan
El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan ©
El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan
Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, then take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Step out of Yangon (Rangoon) with an excursion to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, don't miss a visit to Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Taukkyan War Cemetery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) online vacation planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda
Kandawgyi Park ©
Kandawgyi Park

7
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planning site .

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bophut in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maret, Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village