22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hat Yai, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 day
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  10​h 30​min
5
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Aranyaprathet, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
13
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Hat Yai, Thailand

Hat Yai ©
The fourth-largest Malay city and one of the country's premier shopping and commercial districts, Hat Yai has proved extremely popular among local tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): browse the exhibits of Siam Art Gallery and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hat Yai vacation builder tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hat Yai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai due to the time zone difference. In December in Hat Yai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hat Yai

Spas Museums Shopping
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Siam Art Gallery ©
Siam Art Gallery

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, then play a few rounds at Three-Generation Golf Academy, then admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Hat Yai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, things will get little chillier in Luang Prabang: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

1
day
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Fansipan Mountain and then take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luang Prabang to Sapa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Neighborhoods Parks
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
We've included these beaches for you: Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach. Visiting Hạ Long Bay and Cat Ba National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Cat Ba Island, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Quan Lan
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park

1
day
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ©
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kang.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vang Vieng trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Halong Bay to Vang Vieng takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Wat Kang ©
Wat Kang

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): play a few rounds at Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ong Teu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vientiane trip site .

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Vientiane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Vientiane

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Khao San Road, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Bangkok takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vientiane in December, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aranyaprathet.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Aranyaprathet, Thailand

Aranyaprathet ©
On the 14th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Rong Kluea Market, don't miss a visit to Prasat Khao Noi, and then make a trip to Wat Anu Banpot.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aranyaprathet trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Aranyaprathet

Shopping
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Rong Kluea Market ©
Rong Kluea Market
Prasat Khao Noi ©
Prasat Khao Noi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip builder .

Drive from Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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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 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Bassac Lane, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samai Distillery, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh visit planning site .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: work off some steam at Body Shape - Gym Thao Dien and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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Spas
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then stroll through Nha Trang Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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