55 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

55 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

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55 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

Start: Osan, South Korea
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Ferry:  3​h
8
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  12​h 45​min
9
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  28​h
10
Eugene, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Temple of Literature & National University. Let the collections at Hanoi Police Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) capture your imagination. Step out of Hanoi with an excursion to Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, and take an in-depth tour of Ancient House.

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Osan, South Korea to Hanoi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trang An Grottoes
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Drink Vietnam. You'll explore and learn at The Independence Palace and Ao Dai Exhibition. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Cong Vien 30-4, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Central Mall, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then revel in the low prices at Factory Outlet Store, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Russian Market, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh attractions site .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Jayav Art, explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

4
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.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok and Erawan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho and explore the activities along Chao Phraya River.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Erawan Museum
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

12
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Battlebox and Maxwell Food Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Helix Bridge and Asian Civilisations Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, and explore the activities along Singapore River.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore holiday planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Singapore by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 1 hour. In October in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 30:
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Battlebox ©
Battlebox
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Peranakan Museum ©
Peranakan Museum

5
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Mount Kawi. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Tirta Empul Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi), Karang Beach (in Sanur) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Balangan Beach, browse the exhibits of Central Wave Painting, take in the exciting artwork at UC Silver Gold, and see the interesting displays at Museum PASIFIKA.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kuta trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuta takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Jimbaran, Denpasar, Blue Point Beach, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 5:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Rinjani and Paddle Gili. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: stroll through Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gili Trawangan online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sembalunlawang to Gili Trawangan. In November in Gili Trawangan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toBoracay.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Rinjani
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Rinjani ©
Mount Rinjani
Paddle Gili ©
Paddle Gili

5
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay. Change things up with a short trip to Buruanga Beach in Caticlan (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Dude's Island Activities, identify plant and animal life at Mangrove Nursery, browse the eclectic array of goods at D' Talipapa Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boracay trip itinerary planning website .

Osan, South Korea to Boracay is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Osan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boracay, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Buruanga Beach
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bulabog Beach ©
Bulabog Beach

6
nights
Eugene, United States

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Salt Creek Falls and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Get some cultural insight at The Historic Carousel and Museum and The Office Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Eugene side-trips: Seal Rock State Wayside (in Seal Rock) and Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center (in Newport). The adventure continues: stroll through McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eugene Saturday Market, stroll around Pre's Trail, and trek along Ridgeline Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Eugene planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boracay to Eugene. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Boracay in November, things will get cooler in Eugene: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Salt Creek Falls, Seal Rock State Wayside, The Office Bridge, The Official Simpsons Mural, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
The Historic Carousel and Museum ©
The Historic Carousel and Museum
Salt Creek Falls ©
Salt Creek Falls

3
nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Coronado Beach and Lions, Tigers & Bears. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Eugene to San Diego by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Eugene in November: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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