20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 2 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 1 night
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Huangshan, China
— 2 nights
Train to Hangzhou East, Fly to Zhangjiajie Hehua
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Zhangjiajie, China
— 2 nights
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Guilin, China
— 1 night
Train
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Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 1 night
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Beijing, China

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and then pause for some photo ops at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Nanyuan Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Xi'an, China

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Muslim Quarter, get engrossed in the history at Shaanxi History Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Xi'an are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums

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Huangshan, China

Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Xihai Great Canyon. On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tunxi Ancient Street, then explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Huangshan Hot Spring. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Xidi Ancient Village, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, and then explore the stunning scenery at Emerald Valley.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Huangshan trip builder app.

Fly from Xi'an to Huangshan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will leave for Zhangjiajie on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Zhangjiajie, China

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie, Yellow Dragon Cave and Tianzi Mountain. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Dragon Cave, take in breathtaking views at The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Whip Brook, then take in the dramatic natural features at WulongZhai, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tianzi Mountain.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zhangjiajie online trip builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Huangshan to Zhangjiajie in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Guilin, China

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) as well as Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan). Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), then walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Guilin road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Guilin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Guilin, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Nature

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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lantau island as well as Nan Lian Garden. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll around Nan Lian Garden and then head off the coast to Lantau island. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong tour planner.

Traveling by train from Guilin to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Guilin in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Nature

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vietnam Travel Heaven (VTH travel). On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then pedal to the sights with Vietnam Travel Heaven (VTH travel).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hue Royal Palace as well as Hue Easy Rider. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Hue Royal Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, squeeze the most out of the city with Hue Easy Rider, then snap pictures at Thanh Toan Bridge, then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hue road trip tool.

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours

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Luang Prabang, Laos

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've now added Kuang Si Waterfall to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, then admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Hue to Luang Prabang in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Khaosan Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok journey builder tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then browse the different shops at Instyle Bespoke Tailors, and finally get your game on at Phuket Kart. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Karon Beach and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips