22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 30 min
4
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Phang Nga, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
10
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h
11
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
On the 16th (Sat), look for gifts at La Dame The Leather Boutique, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, thenlook for gifts at Thuy Design House, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
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.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), thencontemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, thenmake a trip to Ba Dinh Square, and finally wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip maker site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
West Lake ©
West Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Deo Tram Ton and then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton

1
night
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ©
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon and then Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip planner.

You can drive from Sapa to Vang Vieng in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature Parks
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Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall.

Make your Luang Prabang itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

2
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 24th (Sun): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, thenlearn the tricks of the trade with Tra Que Water Wheel, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An holiday planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hoi An by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hoi An when traveling from Luang Prabang in December, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

1
night
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 26th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, thenexplore the ancient world of Preah Khan, and then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap road trip app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Siem Reap are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Wat Pho, thencontemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally look for gifts at Nana Fashions.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phang Nga.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Phang Nga, Thailand

Phang Nga ©
Frequently overlooked by tourists, the town of Phang Nga may seem lackluster and uninteresting to some vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple) and then take a peaceful walk through Sa Nang Manora Forest Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phang Nga road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bangkok to Phang Nga. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phang Nga

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple)
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple) ©
Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple)

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Phang Nga to Ko Phi Phi Don. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visiting Patong Beach and Kata Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Karon Beach and Nai Harn Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Patong vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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