42 days in Asia Itinerary

42 days in Asia Itinerary

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42 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
12
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago, stroll around Rizal Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila online route planner .

Toronto, Canada to Manila is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 13 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Manila reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

3
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, make a trip to Ariel's Point, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual World.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Boracay itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. When traveling from Manila in December, plan for little chillier days in Boracay, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point
White Beach ©
White Beach

2
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron trip builder app .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Twin Lagoon ©
Twin Lagoon
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore to go to Sentosa Island and see Universal Studios Singapore, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, hike along The Southern Ridges, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Coron to Singapore in 9 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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, Head underground at Batu Caves, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur vacation maker site .

Fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker site .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
Make the 29th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Central Market, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phnom Penh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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

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, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and stop by Ashi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, stop by Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

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

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Patong, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and make a trip to Vat Visounarath.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip builder website .

Getting from Patong to Luang Prabang by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Luang Prabang is slightly colder than Patong - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

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