29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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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
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  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.
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.

For maps, reviews, ratings, 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 -8°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 Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Ancient House, don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quan Lan Beach.

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Fly from Beijing to Hanoi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough 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 ©
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 Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Elephant Rescue Park and Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park. Change things up with a short trip to Thai Elephant Home in Mae Taeng (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, look for gifts at The Lost Book Shop, and view the masterpieces at Glang-Viang Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai road trip website.

Getting from Hanoi to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Thai Elephant Home
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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: Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, &more) and Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi). 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).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Beaches 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 Yanui Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. For shopping fun, head to Jungceylon or The Phuket Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, stop by Suit Fitter Phuket, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. December in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to 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, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then browse the different shops at Central Mall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight 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 36°C, and evening lows to 27°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 Baphuon Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Preah Khan and Ta Som. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, and delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online travel planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Spas

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 Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Do some cultural sightseeing at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Imperial City. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, and look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siem Reap in December, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish up 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
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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 Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve and Former French Concession. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, identify plant and animal life at Shanghai Wild Animal Park, and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Shanghai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hoi An to Shanghai. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Hoi An in December; daily highs in Shanghai reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Wildlife

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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