37 days in Asia Itinerary

37 days in Asia Itinerary

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37 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
9
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

5
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.
You've now added Historic City of Ayutthaya to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phanan Choeng. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Pattaya (Art in Paradise Pattaya & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon & Wat Phra Sri Sanphet). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), make a trip to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), and see the interesting displays at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bangkok is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Bangkok is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Wat Xieng Mouane. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Luang Prabang Golf Club. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take a stroll through Ban Phanom, make a trip to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang, and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang day trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luang Prabang, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Outdoors Nature Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Appreciate the collections at Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor Panorama Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and admire the striking features of Ta Som.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip itinerary website .

Fly from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Siem Reap when traveling from Luang Prabang in October, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Siem Reap Province
Highlights from your plan
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

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.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

1
night
Sen Monorom, Cambodia

The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bousra Waterfall and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bousra Waterfall ©
Bousra Waterfall

3
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.
You've now added Red Sand Dunes to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Ba Thien Hau Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Song Be Golf Resort. Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to Long Thanh Golf Club in Bien Hoa--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh, look for gifts at Elegant Silk, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sen Monorom to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trips

Red Sand Dunes, Long Thanh Golf Club, Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh, Song Be Golf Resort
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Cave and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Step out of the city life by going to Phong Nha Caves and Phong Nha Botanic Garden. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

4
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Ba Dang Art Museum and Da Nang Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Da Nang: Hue (Imperial City & Big C Market). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Han River Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hue
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) ©
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)

3
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Hạ Long Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Long Tien Pagoda. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Tired City Bao Khanh. Get out of town with these interesting Hanoi side-trips: Ninh Binh (Mua Caves & Van Long Nature Reserve). Spend the 1st (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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