17 days in Asia Itinerary

17 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
2
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
3
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night

5
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Insadong and Seoul Arts Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum of Korea. When in Seoul, make a side trip to see Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, approximately Suwon away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, examine the collection at National Palace Museum of Korea, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and make a trip to Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul attractions planning site.

Bordeaux, France to Seoul is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Bordeaux in December, expect Seoul to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Insadong ©
Insadong

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Shek O Beach and Po Lin Monastery. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), stop by Soho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), and stroll through Dragon's Back.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Hong Kong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Hong Kong. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in December: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Soho ©
Soho

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bagan Temples, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, and then look for gifts at Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Bagan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Bagan takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Bagan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and War Museum Cambodia. Explore hidden gems such as Angkor National Museum and Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, look for gifts at Louise Loubatieres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap route tool.

You can fly from Bagan to Siem Reap in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Bagan to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. December in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum ©
Cambodia Landmine Museum

1
night
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, explore the activities along Mekong River, thenview the masterpieces at Lotus Space, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh road trip planning site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Nature Parks
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Lotus Space ©
Lotus Space

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