40 days in Asia Itinerary

40 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
9
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
10
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
11
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sung Sot Cave and Bãi Cháy Bridge. Step out of Halong Bay with an excursion to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Halong Bay is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Halong Bay is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Quarter, view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi sightseeing app.

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and take in the views from Bamboo Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Tours
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Old Quarter Luang Prabang ©
Old Quarter Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and My Khe Beach (in Da Nang). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and have fun at Henna Art Hoi An.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoi An travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hoi An takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Luang Prabang in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hoi An, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Food Tours

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hue day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Off-Road Tours

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hue in January, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

4
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Sisowath Quay. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Walking tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, walk around KLCC Park, and make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online itinerary maker.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Langkawi Sky Bridge and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip maker tool.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

3
nights
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Explore hidden gems such as Pidurangala Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigiriya: Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla), Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa) and Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sigiriya and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Langkawi to Sigiriya by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Habarana, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Euphoria Spice and Herbal
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

3
nights
Galle, Sri Lanka

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galle Fort and Spas. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Cara Jewellers, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Galle day trip planner.

Getting from Sigiriya to Galle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Unawatuna Devol Devalaya
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Spas

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