37 days in Asia Itinerary

37 days in Asia Itinerary

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37 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 11 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Guilin, China
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Yangshuo County, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Jinghong, China
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Luang Namtha Province, Laos
— 1 night
bus:  9​h 45​min
8
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Thakhek, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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1
night
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 2nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and then identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip maker website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Bangkok is 5 hours. In May, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

11
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Visit Sai Nuan Beach and Rocky Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Laem Thian, cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Lighthouse Bay, and head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao route maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, and then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

1
night
Guilin, China

Guilin
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guilin holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Guilin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: high temperatures in Guilin hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll set off for Xiyang County on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Guilin

Tours Parks Nature

5
nights
Yangshuo County, China

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Escape the urban bustle at Huangbu Beach and Bike Asia Cycling Tours. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at South China Karst, make a trip to Jiuxian Ancient Village, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Guilin Laozhai Mountain.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yangshuo County travel planner.

Traveling by car from Guilin to Yangshuo County takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Yangshuo County can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jinghong.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bike Asia Cycling Tours ©
Bike Asia Cycling Tours
South China Karst ©
South China Karst
Guilin Laozhai Mountain ©
Guilin Laozhai Mountain

3
nights
Jinghong, China

Jinghong ©
Jinghong has become a popular stopover for backpackers and domestic holidaymakers drawn to the area's landscape and culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve and Gajah Liar Valley. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Xishuangbanna Dai Nationality Garden and Mengle Dafo Temple. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Xishuangbanna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist temple, and make a trip to Rubber Plantation, Sipsongpanna.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jinghong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yangshuo County to Jinghong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luang Namtha Province.

Things to do in Jinghong

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve ©
Xishuangbanna ©
Xishuangbanna

1
night
Luang Namtha Province, Laos

Luang Namtha Province
Luang Namtha is a province of Laos located in the north of the country. To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luang Namtha Province attractions planning site .

Explore your travel options from Jinghong to Luang Namtha Province with the Route module. Traveling from Jinghong to Luang Namtha Province, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toLuang Prabang.

Things to do in Luang Namtha Province

Tours Outdoors Adventure

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.
On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Caruso Lao, then don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, then admire the striking features of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner .

You can take a bus from Luang Namtha Province to Luang Prabang in 10 hours. In May, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kang, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat That.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vang Vieng day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thakhek.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Tham Chang Cave ©
Tham Chang Cave

4
nights
Thakhek, Laos

Thakhek ©
Thakhek is a town in south-central Laos on the Mekong River and facing Nakhon Phanom across the river in northeastern Thailand. Escape the urban bustle at Kong Lor Cave and Khun Kong Leng Lake. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at That Sikhottabong, contemplate the waterfront views at Tha Falang Lake, stop by Lao Souvenir MT, and Head underground at Tham Nang Aen Cave.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thakhek trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Thakhek takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Thakhek can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll set off for Vientiane on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Thakhek

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kong Lor Cave
Highlights from your plan
Kong Lor Cave ©
Kong Lor Cave
Tham Nang Aen Cave ©
Tham Nang Aen Cave

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 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then don't miss a visit to Wat Ho Phra Keo, and finally make a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vientiane online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Thakhek to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

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

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