30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
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Busan, South Korea
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Patong, Thailand
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Seoul, South Korea

— 2 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to N Seoul Tower and Bukchon Hanok Village. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seoul day trip website.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In March in Seoul, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Haeundae Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and then walk around Yongdusan Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Busan online journey planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. March in Busan sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Hanoi in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Busan to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lady Buddha and Rubin Cloth Shop. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Dragon Bridge about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

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Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online vacation planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in April, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Bamboo Island and Nai Harn Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and look for gifts at New Era's Vienna.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

Charming City

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 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can fly from Patong to Phnom Penh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Preah Khan and Cambodia Landmine Museum. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and learn about all things military at War Museum Cambodia.

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Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Wat Xiengthong. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang vacation builder site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in April, Luang Prabang is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Ambassador Fashions. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) and Raja's Fashions. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip app.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.