45 days in Asia Itinerary

45 days in Asia Itinerary

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45 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
foot + Fly:  19​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​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
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
9
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
10
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
11
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
12
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
13
Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 15​min
14
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
15
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
16
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  19​h 30​min
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, then make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner .

Birmingham, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Wat Xieng Mouane. Discover out-of-the-way places like MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall

2
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the awesome beauty at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain). Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then tee off at Ba Na Hills Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Da Nang in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luang Prabang in November since evenings lows in Da Nang dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ba Na Hills Golf Club ©
Ba Na Hills Golf Club
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) ©
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market.

Before you visit Hue, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally tee off at Song Be Golf Resort. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street, and then play a few rounds at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hue, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Neighborhoods Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Song Be Golf Resort
Highlights from your plan
Pham Ngu Lao Street ©
Pham Ngu Lao Street
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then explore the activities along Mekong River, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, look for gifts at JUNGLE &jardin, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan my trip to Phnom Penh with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
On the 11th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Visit Wat Pho and The Grand Palace for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Khao San Road.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planning tool .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Khao Tham and Wat Chaloklum. Visiting Thong Nai Pan Noi and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, head outdoors with Khao Ra, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 21st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Daeng Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Bay, then explore the galleries of The Gallery, and finally stop by Flipflop and Treacle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao travel route builder website .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach
Rocky Bay ©
Rocky Bay

3
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Thongson Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Plai Laem and Chaweng Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Choeng Mon Beach, look for gifts at Dao Siam Cosmetics, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, and admire the masterpieces at Art-samui.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bophut journey planner .

Getting from Koh Tao to Bophut by ferry takes about 2 hours. November in Bophut sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Ao Tha Lane. Escape the urban bustle at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and Koh Lao Lading. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, and look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town journey site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

1
night
Ko Lipe, Thailand

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 29th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanom Beach, and then head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

Plan trip to Ko Lipe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Lipe can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kantiang Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and Nui Beach. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, stop by The Tiger Collections, and stroll through Diamond Cliff Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Nui Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ko Phi Phi Le and Loh Lana Bay. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

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You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

4
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Monkey Hill. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kua Tien Keng Shrine, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant, and don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phuket Town tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Walking tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©

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