43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Seoul, South Korea
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Singapore, Singapore
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Wat Pho and The Grand Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram & Wat Maha That). There's lots more to do: stop by Chinatown - Bangkok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), get great views at Wat Saket, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bangkok is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 8:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally stop by Confirel Showroom. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phnom Penh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 7 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.
Angkor Wat and Baphuon Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Beng Mealea and Angkor National Museum. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, contemplate the long history of Phimeanakas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Siem Reap vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Wat Nong Sikhounmuang. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Xiengthong and Wat Manorom. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, admire the sheer force of Tad Sae Waterfall, learn and have fun at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, and get advice or help at The Living Land Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Luang Prabang when traveling from Siem Reap in November, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Umbrella Village - Bor Sang (in Bo Sang) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and make a trip to Tha Phae Gate.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chiang Mai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Insadong and Bukchon Hanok Village. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Deoksugung, visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Seoul takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chiang Mai in November; daily highs in Seoul reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Singapore, Singapore

— 8 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to East Coast Park and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Visit The Helix Bridge and Emerald Hill for their historical value. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, visit Arab Street, don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

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You can fly from Seoul to Singapore in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seoul to Singapore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in December: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 13:

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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

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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.