43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry to Koh Samui Mae Nam, Taxi to Maret
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Maret, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Drive to Surat Thani Airport, Fly to Da Nang International Airport, Drive to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Bus to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 1 night
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Relax by the water at Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Beach. Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Road. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok online trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Bangkok is 7 hours. In July, Bangkok is much hotter than Dublin - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

4
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.
Head to Mengrai Kilns and Wattana Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Win and see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 13th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, hunt for treasures at Tha Pae Walking Street, and explore the galleries of Glang-Viang Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get some cultural insight at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Chaloklum. Wat Khao Tham and Wat Phu Khao Noi will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Secret Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

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Maret, Thailand

Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, stop by Classic International Suits, then kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, and finally get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), then take in the dramatic natural features at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maret online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Maret by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Maret are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Marble Mountains. For shopping fun, head to Rubin Cloth Shop or Big C Market. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Hue to see Imperial City about 3 hours away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maret to Hoi An. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and TiredCity Hang Bong. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at D&C Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the activities along West Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

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Sapa, Vietnam

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through Fansipan Mountain, stop by Hieu Stone, and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley and then wander the streets of Ta Phin Village.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sapa road trip planner.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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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.
Visit The Independence Palace and Emperor Jade Pagoda for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Vietnam Silver House. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Town

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.
Do your shopping at Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker and OFF TRACK Accessories - handmade, fair, unique. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and join in the after-dark buzz at One Eleven Gallery.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
Visiting Kuang Si Waterfall and MandaLao Elephant Conservation will get you outdoors. Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang travel route planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. August in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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Vang Vieng, Laos

Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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Vientiane, Laos

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), then appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, and finally look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, then explore the striking landscape of Vientiane Orchidees, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vientiane trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Vientiane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.