29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
8
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
9
Bagan, Myanmar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
14
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
15
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
17
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
18
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
19
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then look for gifts at LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, and finally hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk.

Before you visit New Delhi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Delhi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Delhi, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip planning tool .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

1
night
Jaipur, India

Jaipur
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off toKathmandu.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Shopping Transportation

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Boudhanath Stupa and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at himalayan arts gallery p.ltd and Nepal Art Council Gallery. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at S.K. Handicrafts Export, see the interesting displays at Narayanhiti Palace Museum, explore the world behind art at The National Museum, and browse the exhibits of Universal Art Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu online itinerary planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Kathmandu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Jaipur in June, expect Kathmandu to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

Patan (Lalitpur) ©
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyatapola Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Patan (Lalitpur) day trip website .

Patan (Lalitpur) is just a short distance from Kathmandu. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nyatapola Temple
Highlights from your plan
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

1
night
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Paro day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Patan (Lalitpur) to Paro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Patan (Lalitpur) in June, with highs in Paro at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
National Museum ©
National Museum
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong

2
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Motithang Takin Preserve, then take an in-depth tour of Simply Bhutan Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thimphu trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Simply Bhutan Museum ©
Simply Bhutan Museum

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.
Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book and Mandalay Palace for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Pahtodawgyi and Bagaya Monastery. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Soe Moe Myanmar Handicrafts, admire the striking features of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), get great views at Mandalay Hill, and snap pictures at U Bein Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mandalay route builder site .

You can fly from Thimphu to Mandalay in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

U Bein Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Pahtodawgyi ©
Pahtodawgyi
Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bagan online journey planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mandalay to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Panthu Mahar, then take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Luang Prabang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), hunt for treasures at Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, and finally stop by Saoban. On the next day, make a trip to Patuxai, take an in-depth tour of Lao National History Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, then stroll around Buddha Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vientiane online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei. Get a sense of the local culture at Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Colors of Cambodia, and look for gifts at Jayav Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip maker .

You can fly from Vientiane to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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 10th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
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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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You will leave for Hoi An on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
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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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Old House of Tan Ky, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Old House of Tan Ky ©
Old House of Tan Ky
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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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 15th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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You can fly from Hue to Da Lat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

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

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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.
You'll explore and learn at War Remnants Museum and Soyn. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vietnam Silver House and Emperor Jade Pagoda. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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