46 days in Asia Itinerary

46 days in Asia Itinerary

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46 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 8 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 11 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

9
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.
Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Tom's Fashion. Take a break from the city and head to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Bangkok Batting Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan), Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (in Saraburi) and Ayutthaya (Wat Samana Kottharam, Historic City of Ayutthaya, & more). Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), and wow the crowd at Khao San Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Bangkok reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, Scuba & Snorkeling, The Royal Golf & Country Club, Wat Pho Bang O
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Moha Leap are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Udong Mountain. Explore Phnom Penh's surroundings by going to Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House (in Kandal Steung) and Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village (in Kampong Chhnang). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, get outside with Nature cambodia, and play a few rounds at Garden City Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip builder tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kandal Province, Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village, Wat Moha Leap
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

8
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ben Thanh Market or Soyn. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms. Change things up with these side-trips from Ho Chi Minh City: Buu Long Mountain (in Bien Hoa) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Vung Tau). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Countryside Adventures, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City route builder site .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vung Tau, Buu Long Mountain
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

7
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Changdeokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Ewhawon (in Gapyeong-gun), Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Insadong, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and get engrossed in the history at Deoksugung.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, with highs in Seoul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nami Island, Ewhawon, DMZ Haemaru Village, Icheon Ceramics Village, Korea National Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village

11
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Kawaguchi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba and Ginza. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura) and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja (in Fujiyoshida). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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