45 days in Asia Itinerary

45 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 8 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Ottawa, Canada

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature & National University. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum, and see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi route planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Non Nuoc Beach. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and The Marble Mountains. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to My Khe Beach (in Da Nang) and Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda & Imperial City). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An travel route planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hue
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of The Independence Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ho Chi Minh City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hoi An in March, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

5
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Visiting Pandawa Beach and Balangan Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and USS Liberty Shipwreck. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Ubud (Threads of Life & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Spas (in Canggu). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart, explore the galleries of The Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denpasar trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March: highs in Denpasar hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Seminyak, Tulamben, Karangasem, Ubud, Kuta
Highlights from your plan
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Huskitory and Putra Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Bee Gallery Melaka (in Melaka) and Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre (in Masjid Tanah). There's lots more to do: stroll through Batu Caves, don't miss a visit to KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thean Hou Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online itinerary builder.

Fly from Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In April in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Melaka, Batu Caves, Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre, Putra Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway ©
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and White Sand Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Freedom Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with a short trip to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) in Chalong (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Karon View Point, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, and admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach.

Discover how to plan a Patong trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Patong by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Patong. In April in Patong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach, White Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Fire Range, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, thenexamine the collection at National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Patong to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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

4
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Preah Khan and Terrace of the Elephants. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, experience rural life at Angkor Silk Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, and see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Chao Phraya River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Saket. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, browse the different shops at CentralWorld, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) ©
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

8
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Thai Elephant Home. Get in touch with nature at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Mae Wang (Chiang Mai Royal Agricultural Research Centre (Khun Wang) & Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in April, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mae Wang, Mae Rim, Doi Inthanon National Park, Thai Elephant Home
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

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