20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

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20 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  34​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
car Da Nang to Hue:  1​h 30​min
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
You've added Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), Sampeng Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and examine the collection at Jim Thompson House.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 10 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
You've added Hanoi Opera House, One Pillar Pagoda, Vietnam Military History Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, classes, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and contemplate the long history of Old House of Tan Ky.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
day
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 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hue holiday builder app .

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

1
night
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An
To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip site .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. You will leave for Ho Chi Minh City on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. On the 7th (Mon), you're off toSiem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and finally delve into the distant past at Pre Rup.

Plan a Siem Reap trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

1
night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
To find out how to plan a trip to Dubai, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Dubai in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In January, Dubai is slightly colder than Siem Reap - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dubai

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

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