29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  14​h
1
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Explore hidden gems such as 798 Art Zone and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), steep yourself in history at Temple of Heaven, and admire the striking features of The Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beijing day trip planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Vancouver to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in December, plan for little chillier nights in Beijing, with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Quan Lan Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and take an in-depth tour of Ancient House.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi tour planner .

Getting from Beijing to Hanoi by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Do your shopping at Glang-Viang Gallery and The Lost Book Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng) and Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. December in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Thai Elephant Home
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

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.
Let the collections at Madame Tussauds Bangkok and Bangkok Corrections Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Phanan Choeng, & more) and Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, stop by Tom's Fashion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

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You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Bang Saen Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Monkey Hill. Head to Jungceylon and Suit Fitter Phuketfor some retail therapy. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town), Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Yanui Beach (in Rawai). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Patong Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Patong travel tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Scuba & Snorkeling, Yanui Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then browse the different shops at Central Mall, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh day trip app .

Getting from Patong to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Lotus Space ©
Lotus Space

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.
Get some cultural insight at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Preah Khan and Banteay Kdei will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, admire the striking features of Ta Som, look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, and see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siem Reap online route planner .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trip

Ta Som
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

3
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.
Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Imperial City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Hue--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Siem Reap in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Hoi An, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

3
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Popular historic sites such as The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Step out of Shanghai with an excursion to Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve in Chongming County--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), view the masterpieces at Three on the Bund, take an in-depth tour of Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Hoi An to Shanghai in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hoi An to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hoi An in December, things will get much colder in Shanghai: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

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