40 days in Asia Itinerary

40 days in Asia Itinerary

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40 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Kampot, Cambodia
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
9
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
14
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
15
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic City of Ayutthaya as well as Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan and Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount) will appeal to history buffs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bangkok is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Indochina Time is 3 hours. In September, Bangkok is little chillier than Dubai - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan ©
Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Phnom, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Silver Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phnom Penh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Wat Phnom ©
Wat Phnom
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Silver Pagoda ©
Silver Pagoda

4
nights
Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
You've now added La Plantation to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Sampov Pram and Kampot Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Catholic Church and Popokvil Waterfall. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Kampot Art Gallery and explore the galleries of Black Cat Kep.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampot planning app .

Drive from Phnom Penh to Kampot in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Black Cat Kep
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Popokvil Waterfall ©
Popokvil Waterfall
Old Catholic Church ©
Old Catholic Church
Wat Sampov Pram ©
Wat Sampov Pram

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.
Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver and Thommanon will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kandal Village. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at O.Menge Gallery, stop by Artisans Angkor, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kampot to Siem Reap takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Thommanon ©
Thommanon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and Wat Xieng Mouane. Visit Wat Sensoukharam and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at The Living Land Company, browse the fresh offerings at The Morning Market, browse the collection at Luang Prabang Library, and examine the collection at Project Space.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in October, Luang Prabang is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Wat Xieng Mouane ©
Wat Xieng Mouane
Wat Sensoukharam ©
Wat Sensoukharam

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chua Tran Quoc and Tired City Bao Khanh. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hanoi Police Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Mua Caves in Ninh Binh (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quan Thanh Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mua Caves
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Quan Thanh Temple ©
Quan Thanh Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Indigo Cat, look for all kinds of wild species at Y Linh Ho, then do some two-wheel cruising with Hang Da Village, and finally wander the streets of Giang Ta Chai Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Deo Tram Ton, then explore the striking landscape of Hoang Lien National Park, then see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapa tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho
Hoang Lien National Park ©
Hoang Lien National Park
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look and learn at Lotte Observation Deck, view the masterpieces at Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ngoc Son Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Lotte Observation Deck ©
Lotte Observation Deck
Ngoc Son Temple ©
Ngoc Son Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Tien Ong Cave and then kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Quan Lan Beach
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, then browse the exhibits of Hanoi Flag Tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perfume Pagoda.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hanoi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hanoi Flag Tower ©
Hanoi Flag Tower
Perfume Pagoda ©
Perfume Pagoda
Vietnam Military History Museum ©
Vietnam Military History Museum

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach, then explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, then contemplate the long history of Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

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Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART) and Thanh Ha Terracotta Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoi An Cocoon Silk and Bich Hoa Tam Thanh Village. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Phuoc My Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hoi An Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Da Nang, Bich Hoa Tam Thanh Village
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Phuoc My Beach ©
Phuoc My Beach
Jack's Cat Cafe ©
Jack's Cat Cafe
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at FITO Museum and Ao Dai Exhibition. Drink Vietnam and The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, wander the streets of Dong Khoi Street, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Tours
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Drink Vietnam ©
Drink Vietnam
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

2
nights
Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam, admire the landmark architecture of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, admire the landmark architecture of Munirangsyaram Pagoda, then examine the collection at Museum of Tarot, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Can Tho Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Phong Dien Floating Market, pick up some local products at Cantho Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc Pagoda.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Can Tho online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. November in Can Tho sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Can Tho Beach ©
Can Tho Beach
Museum of Tarot ©
Museum of Tarot

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Blue Space Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Blue Space Art Gallery ©
Blue Space Art Gallery
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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