43 days in South America & Asia Itinerary

43 days in South America & Asia Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Karon, Thailand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Head to Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas and Shopping Leblonfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, get great views at Leblon Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel app.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Road. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok route tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Bangkok in 26 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bangkok is 10 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, and finally stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, and finally admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang holiday planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in January: high temperatures in Luang Prabang hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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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 Temple of Literature & National University are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

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Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loifor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and Hoi An Ancient Town. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang (in Da Nang). There's much more to do: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, hunt for treasures at Central Market, and explore the world behind art at Cotic.

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You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Do your shopping at Ben Thanh Market and Vietnam ART Gallery. You'll explore and learn at War Remnants Museum and Artinus 3D Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Ho Chi Minh City Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City holiday website.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Din Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace. When in Phnom Penh, make a side trip to see Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House in Kandal Steung, approximately Kandal Steung away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and don't miss a visit to Central Market.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh vacation 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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, take in the exciting artwork at Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker, join in the after-dark buzz at One Eleven Gallery, and stop by Xinh Creations.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online travel planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Karon.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

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Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Head to Jungceylon and Alex Fashion Housefor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, stroll through Kata Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Karon online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Karon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Karon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Garden City of Lights

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.
For shopping fun, head to BB Park Bukit Bintang or Jacquelee Shoe Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Genting Highlands (Genting Highlands Premium Outlets & Sky Avenue). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and walk around KL Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur day trip tool.

You can fly from Karon to Kuala Lumpur in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Karon to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In February in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Nacivet Art Gallery and Bali Trick Art capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Spas & Wellness, &more), Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta) and Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran). Spend the 5th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur, take in the exciting artwork at Saya Gallery, browse the exhibits of Nyaman Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denpasar trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, expect nights in Denpasar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Vietnam travel guide

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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

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.