56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
4
Phonsavan, Laos
— 1 night
5
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
8
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
10
Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
13
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
14
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights

4
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 historical perspective at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Get a sense of the local culture at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi visit app.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Hanoi is 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

4
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Dau Go Cave. Visiting Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba Island will get you outdoors. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Lan Ha Bay, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip site.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Xiengthong and Wat Jom Phet. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Phousi. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm

1
night
Phonsavan, Laos

Phonsavan ©
A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
On the 4th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, don't miss a visit to The Plain of Jars, thensteep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phonsavan day trip planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites Museums
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The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre

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 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ong Teu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vientiane online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Vientiane

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

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra Singh. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park to see Doi Inthanon National Park about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Vientiane to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon National Park, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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River Rafting & Tubing
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visit Long Beach and Kantiang Bay for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Poda Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Ko Lanta (Lanta Klong Nin Beach, The Boss Collection, &more). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
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Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get some cultural insight at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket. You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Rawai (Yanui Beach & Promthep Cape) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, get great views at Karon View Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Patong itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Krabi Town to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Patong sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket Town, Karon, Bang Tao Beach, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Pridi Banomyong Memorial, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

2
nights
Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Banan Temple and then Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, view the masterpieces at Sangker Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, thenview the masterpieces at La Fabrik, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Battambang trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bangkok to Battambang by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography ©
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Wat Banan Temple ©
Wat Banan Temple

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beng Mealea and Preah Khan. Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap day trip planning website.

Drive from Battambang to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Wat Phnom. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum, do some two-wheel cruising with Phnom Penh Taxi Expert, head outdoors with Nature cambodia, and have fun at Cambodia Fire Range.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and Drink Vietnam. Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. On the 7th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

6
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Jack's Cat Cafe. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Lady Buddha & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, you will find days in Hoi An are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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