Route & dates
Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Bangkok, Thailand— 9 nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia— 8 nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam— 8 nights
Seoul, South Korea— 7 nights
Tokyo, Japan— 11 nights
End: Manchester, United Kingdom
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City of Angels
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Pho and Wat Maha That. Get some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Khaosan Road. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Samana Kottharam, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more), Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (in Saraburi). Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip website.
Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, Bangkok is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.
Things to do in Bangkok
Ayutthaya, Ancient City, Wat Pho Bang O, The Royal Golf & Country Club, Scuba & Snorkeling
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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.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market and Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House. Get some historical perspective at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Phnom Penh side-trips: Udong Mountain (in Udong), Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village (in Kampong Chhnang) and Wat Moha Leap (in Kampong Cham). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, tee off at Garden City Golf Club, explore the activities along Mekong River, and get outside with Nature cambodia.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip maker website.
Getting from Bangkok to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
Things to do in Phnom Penh
Kandal Province, Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village, Wat Moha Leap
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Pearl of the Far East
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.Get outdoors at Countryside Adventures and Climbing Tours. Let the collections at War Remnants Museum and The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms capture your imagination. Take a break from Ho Chi Minh City with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Vung Tau, about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.
To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.
Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.
Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
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Seoul, South Korea
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and DMZ Haemaru Village. Get in touch with nature at Bukhansan National Park and Nami Island. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Ewhawon (in Gapyeong-gun), Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon) and Icheon Ceramics Village (in Icheon). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, get great views at N Seoul Tower, take a stroll through Insadong, and take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seoul trip simple and quick.
You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April; daily highs in Seoul reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.
Things to do in Seoul
Nami Island, DMZ Haemaru Village, Hwaseong Fortress, Ewhawon, Korea National Arboretum
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Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba District and Tokyo National Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura), Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja (in Fujiyoshida) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, stop by Akihabara, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour planner.
Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Tokyo
Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Yokohama, Waku Pond, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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