27 days in Asia Itinerary

27 days in Asia Itinerary

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27 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland, United States
Fly:  24​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7​h 45​min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  13​h 45​min
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1​h 15​min
10
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Cleveland, United States


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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 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip tool .

Cleveland, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cleveland to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cleveland in January, things will get much warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 89°F and lows about 72°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Walking tours

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, then look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip site .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Hoi An is slightly colder than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Walking tours
Da Bao Real Leather ©
Da Bao Real Leather

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Hanoi on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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hours
Hanoi, Vietnam

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chang Khlan Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip planning site .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then Head underground at Viking Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally head off the coast to Mosquito Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Phi Phi Don, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ubud day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ubud in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ubud is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Walking tours
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kelingking Beach and Nusa Penida Island.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nusa Penida trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ubud to Nusa Penida by combination of car and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Nusa Penida sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Tembeling Beach and Forest ©
Tembeling Beach and Forest
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Nusa Penida Island ©
Nusa Penida Island

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like MacRitchie Nature Trail and The Intan. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience Flight Simulator, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, and take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Singapore online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Nusa Penida to Singapore in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. January in Singapore sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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