54 days in Asia Itinerary

54 days in Asia Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Con Son, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly to Luang Phabang International Airport, Drive to Nong Khiaw
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Nong Khiaw, Laos
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 7 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get out on two wheels at Phnom Penh Taxi Expert.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online journey planner.

Austin, USA to Phnom Penh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Austin in May, with highs in Phnom Penh at 97°F and lows at 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

7
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh (about 54 minutes away). On the 24th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

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

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Con Son, Vietnam

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda, then contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Con Dao Prison, then stroll through Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hang Da Duc Me.

Plan a Con Son trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Con Son

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, then look for gifts at Gallery Ti Tin, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

Getting from Con Son to Hoi An by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Spas

2
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Da Nang, Vietnam

City of Bridges

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through The Marble Mountains, and finally stop by Namaka Jewelry. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long An Temple, and then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Spas · 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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, stop by Truc Chi Garden, browse the fresh offerings at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, and admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

Getting from Da Nang to Hue by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

5
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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.
On the 7th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Nong Khiaw, Laos

Change things up with a short trip to Nam Kat Waterfall in Oudomxay (about 1h 50 min away).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nong Khiaw trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanoi to Nong Khiaw. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

5
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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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang road trip tool.

Getting from Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

7
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Vientiane, Laos

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Buddha Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, and browse the different shops at Talat Sao.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vientiane day trip planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

7
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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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planning app.

Getting from Vientiane to Bangkok by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Charming City

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phnom Penh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors