53 days in Asia Itinerary

53 days in Asia Itinerary

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53 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Ong Lang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
11
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
12
Bagan, Myanmar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pont Bai Chay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Ong Lang, Vietnam

Ong Lang ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, then find something for the whole family at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, and then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside. Keep things going the next day: stop by PQ LITTLE MART, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and then meet the residents at Vinpearl Safari.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ong Lang takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ganh Dau
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda ©
Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda

5
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.
Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms in Vung Tau--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, do some two-wheel cruising with Countryside Adventures, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app .

Fly from Ong Lang to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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.
Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hue online journey planner .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Phnom Penh in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Tours Fun & Games
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea, and make a trip to Pub Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
nights
Vientiane, Laos

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), don't miss a visit to Phou Khoun Observation Site, browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, and look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Food Tours
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

4
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip planner .

Getting from Vientiane to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Living Land Company ©
The Living Land Company
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

4
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Go for a jaunt from Bagan to Popa to see Mt Popa about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and don't miss a visit to Yandabo Village Pottery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagan online trip planner .

Getting from Luang Prabang to Bagan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mt Popa
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Balloon Rides

6
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Take a break from Yangon (Rangoon) with a short trip to Shwemawdaw Paya in Bago, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, try for a hole-in-one at SWING High Definition Golf, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shwemawdaw Paya
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda

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