22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  1​h 45​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Visit Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University for their historical value. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hanoi Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), view the masterpieces at Bui Mai Hien Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and stop by Tired City Hang Bong.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder website .

San Francisco, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Panthu Mahar and Wired 0n 39. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwedagon Pagoda, appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, try for a hole-in-one at SWING High Definition Golf, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) holiday app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda

7
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Jim Thompson House and Art in Paradise Pattaya. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (in Saraburi), Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Mahathat, & more) and Pattaya (Big Buddha Temple, Jomtien Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, get a taste of the local shopping with Khao San Road, and explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Pattaya, Ayutthaya, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Wat Phnom. Popular historic sites such as Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace are in your itinerary. Step out of Phnom Penh with an excursion to Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House in Kandal Steung--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Museum, shop like a local with Central Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Serkal Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh day trip planning website .

You can fly from Bangkok to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Let the collections at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: do some two-wheel cruising with Countryside Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Parks
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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