29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
5
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
9
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mutianyu Great Wall and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 798 Art Zone and Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and stroll through Temple of Heaven.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Beijing tour itinerary builder app.

Vancouver, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to China Standard Time is 16 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vancouver in December since evenings lows in Beijing dip to °C. Wrap up 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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hanoi Police Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanoi travel 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 difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rescue Park and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Glang-Viang Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Taeng and see Thai Elephant Home, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, look for gifts at The Lost Book Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan.

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Appreciate the collections at Madame Tussauds Bangkok and Bangkok Corrections Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi) and Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, stop by Tom's Fashion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Monkey Hill. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yanui Beach and Patong Beach. Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Suit Fitter Phuket, and view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patong travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Yanui Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
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.
On the 24th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, thenbrowse the different shops at Central Mall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planning site.

You can fly from Patong to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Preah Khan and Banteay Kdei. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough 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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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Da Bao Real Leather. Do some cultural sightseeing at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Imperial City in Hue--about 3 hours away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Hoi An takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Siem Reap in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoi An: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hue
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Former French Concession and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. When in Shanghai, make a side trip to see Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve in Chongming County, approximately Chongming County away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Three on the Bund, look for all kinds of wild species at Shanghai Wild Animal Park, and make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Shanghai by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hoi An to Shanghai is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hoi An in December, with highs in Shanghai at °C and lows at °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:
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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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