42 days in Asia Itinerary

42 days in Asia Itinerary

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1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
4
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
6
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
9
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
10
Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
11
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
12
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
13
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh.

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Dublin, Ireland to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Food Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip app.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Get out of town with these interesting Da Nang side-trips: Hoi An (Hoi An Ancient Town, The Old House of Phun Hung, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Da Nang road trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Da Nang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Hoi An
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

3
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 31st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church, look for gifts at Tea House in Nha Trang, and take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Alexandre Yersin Museum ©
Alexandre Yersin Museum

3
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online holiday builder.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, meet the residents at Vinpearl Safari, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh Pier
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have some family-friendly fun at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village, and tee off at Koh Samui Golf Academy.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Bophut in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Bophut to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Bophut in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Take a break from Yangon (Rangoon) with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Yangon (Rangoon). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda
Kandawgyi Park ©
Kandawgyi Park

3
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, make a trip to Yandabo Village Pottery, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bagan trip app.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Balloon Rides
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

2
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Tingaza Kyaung Monestary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, thenlet your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mandalay planner.

Drive from Bagan to Mandalay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Mandalay

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book ©
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

2
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ong Teu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane trip builder.

You can fly from Mandalay to Vientiane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mandalay to Vientiane is 0.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Golf Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang vacation builder website.

Getting from Vientiane to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luang Prabang, with lows of °C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham ©
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

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