22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Kandy
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uong Bi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Doi Suthep, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lumbini, Nepal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodh Gaya, India
— 3 nights
Drive to Gaya Airport, Fly to Asuncion

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Colombo, Sri Lanka — 2 nights

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, then view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sri Lanka Air Force Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo road trip planning tool.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Colombo is an approximately 31.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Colombo is 9.5 hours. In January in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.
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Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Kandy, Sri Lanka — 2 nights

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Colombo to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

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 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bengali Sunni Jameh Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyauk Daw Kyi, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Taukkyan War Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uong Bi.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Uong Bi, Vietnam — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda.

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

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Uong Bi by car takes about 34 hours. Traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Uong Bi, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.
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Historic Sites
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Kuang Si Waterfall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Old Quarter Luang Prabang. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Uong Bi to Luang Prabang takes 19.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Doi Suthep.
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Doi Suthep, Thailand — 2 nights

Doi Suthep sits as a granite mountain offering natural, spiritual, and architectural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Doi Suthep vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Doi Suthep in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in January, expect nights in Doi Suthep to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lumbini.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Lumbini, Nepal — 2 nights

An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Myanmar Golden Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepal Vajrayana Mahavihara, then make a trip to Indian Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gautami Nuns Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Lanka Temple. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Drigung Kagyud Dharmaraja Foundation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lumbini holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Doi Suthep to Lumbini takes 70 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Doi Suthep to Lumbini is minus 1.2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Doi Suthep in January; daily highs in Lumbini reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bodh Gaya.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Bodh Gaya, India — 3 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.
Let the collections at Archaeological Society of India Museum and Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mahabodhi Temple and Great Buddha Statue. There's more to do: make a trip to Bodhi Tree and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Monastery.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya holiday planner.

Drive from Lumbini to Bodh Gaya in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Lumbini to Bodh Gaya. While traveling from Lumbini, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bodh Gaya, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.
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Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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