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

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 Wat Pho. The Grand Palace and Wat Chaiwatthanaram will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, buy something for everyone on your list at CentralWorld, and stroll around Lumpini Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bangkok is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Bangkok 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 catch the flight to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 nights

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 catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 7 nights

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 Beng Mealea will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Baphuon Temple and Pre Rup. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.
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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 Royal Palace Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Xiengthong and Wat Nong Sikhounmuang. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, don't miss a visit to Wat Manorom, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Sae Waterfall, and hunt for treasures at Luang Prabang Night Market.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang road trip planning site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Luang Prabang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 7 nights

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 Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Suan Dok and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Umbrella Village - Bor Sang (in Bo Sang). 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, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and make a trip to Tha Phae Gate.

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Fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 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 catch the flight to Seoul.
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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 Changdeokgung Palace and Deoksugung. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace. And it doesn't end there: stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, wander the streets of 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 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 fly to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 8 nights

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 Arab Street and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Visit The Helix Bridge and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall for their historical value. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, observe the fascinating underwater world at S.E.A. Aquarium, take in the pleasant sights at Waterfront Promenade, and get a taste of the local shopping with Little India.

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You can fly from Seoul to Singapore in 9.5 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 the flight back home.
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Cambodia travel guide

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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.
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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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