43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Busan, South Korea
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Kyoto, Japan
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Boracay, Philippines

— 4 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Dedicate the 4th (Mon) to wine at 1Boracay. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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Melbourne, Australia to Boracay is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Boracay. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Boracay, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 8th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

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Getting from Boracay to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from Boracay in October, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Temple Town

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.
Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

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You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online attractions planner.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 nights
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.
On the 25th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Quarter, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi visit planning website.

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park (in Bucheon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, and explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Seoul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 2 hours. October in Seoul sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then stroll through Gwangalli Beach, and finally stroll around Yongdusan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Busan Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Busan Tower, and finally make a trip to Nakdong Estuary Eco Center.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Busan in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kyoto, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, stop by Odaiba District, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.