22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Uong Bi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive to Van Don International Airport, Fly to Yangon International Airport
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
Fly to Gautam Buddha Airport, Drive to Lumbini
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Lumbini, Nepal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodh Gaya, India
— 2 nights
Drive to Gaya Airport, Fly to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mihintale and The Royal Palace (Vijayabahu Maligaya). Ruwanwelisaya and Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, don't miss a visit to Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, and explore the activities along Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning website.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Anuradhapura is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Anuradhapura is 9.5 hours. You'll set off for Chiang Mai on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, then admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and finally stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Chiang Mai takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. January in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of That Chomsi Stupa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vat Souvannakhiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and finally get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang holiday planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you will find days in Luang Prabang are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Uong Bi, Vietnam

— 1 night
Uông Bí is a city of Quảng Ninh Province in the north-eastern region of Vietnam. On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uong Bi trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Halong Bay to Uong Bi. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Uong Bi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 3 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Yay Way Cemetery / Graveyard, appreciate the history behind Taukkyan War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyauk Daw Kyi, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Apostolic Church of St. John the Baptist.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) vacation app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uong Bi to Yangon (Rangoon). The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Lhasa, China

— 2 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Barkhor Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Ani Tsankhung Nunnery. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lhasa visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Lhasa takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Lumbini, Nepal

— 2 nights
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myanmar Golden Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Drigung Kagyud Dharmaraja Foundation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gautami Nuns Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Lanka Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Indian Monastery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lumbini holiday maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lhasa to Lumbini. Traveling from Lhasa to Lumbini, you'll gain 2.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lhasa in January, things will get much warmer in Lumbini: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

Bodh Gaya, India

— 2 nights
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rajayatna Tree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ratnaghara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Animesh Lochana Chaitya Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Burmese Vihara Monastary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijokyo Buddhist Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bodh Gaya travel route tool.

Getting from Lumbini to Bodh Gaya by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Lumbini to Bodh Gaya due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lumbini in January: highs in Bodh Gaya hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Quang Ninh Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Kayaking & Canoeing · Caves
Quảng Ninh is a province along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Hạ Long. Nearly 80% of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90% of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Hạ Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,102.4 square kilometres and as of 2014 it had a population of 1,185,200 people.EtymologyThe name of Quảng Ninh province is the compound name of two provinces: Quang Yen and Hai Ninh according to the naming of President Ho Chi Minh.

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