39 days in Southeast Asia & Asheville Itinerary

39 days in Southeast Asia & Asheville Itinerary

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Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 45 min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
10
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
11
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  28 h
12
Asheville, United States
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  25 h
End: Alexandria, Egypt

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online vacation planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Bangkok is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alexandria to Bangkok is 5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in April, you will find days in Bangkok are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are much hotter (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart, and hit the bull's-eye at Game Space Laser Battle.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Patong travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, Patong is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Take a break from Ubud with a short trip to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk, don't miss a visit to Puri Saren Palace, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Patong to Ubud in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Patong to Ubud is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

3
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seminyak: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, stop by house of nineth life, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Seminyak travel route builder app.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Seminyak

Theme Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Waterbom Bali, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then make a trip to Hoi Khanh Pagoda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Seminyak to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seminyak to Ho Chi Minh City. When traveling from Seminyak in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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 30th (Thu): have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally look for gifts at A.N.D.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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 5th (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and then identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, then admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and finally don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip builder site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luang Prabang when traveling from Siem Reap in May, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

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

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanoi route planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hoi An trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

5
nights
Asheville, United States

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Gatlinburg (Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, Tennessee Homemade Wines, &more), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte, Chimneys Picnic Area, &more) and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (in Pigeon Forge). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asheville route builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hoi An to Asheville takes 27 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Hoi An to Asheville. While traveling from Hoi An, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Greenville, Zipline, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy

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