22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Uong Bi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive to Vân Đồn International Airport, Fly to Yangon International Airport
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly to Gaya Airport, Drive to Bodh Gaya
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Bodh Gaya, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lumbini, Nepal
— 2 nights
Drive to Gautam Buddha Airport, Fly to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mihintale and Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura. You'll explore and learn at Pethikada and sigiri art gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Sigiriya Fortress (in Sigiriya), Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Dambulla Cave Temple (in Habarana). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya and delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary website.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Anuradhapura is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Anuradhapura is 9.5 hours. You will leave for Chiang Mai on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Lok Molee. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Chiang Mai takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Anuradhapura to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and then get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang vacation builder app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you will find days in Luang Prabang are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

1
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Getting from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Adventure

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Uong Bi, Vietnam

You've now added Yen Tu Mountain to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yen Tu Mountain.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uong Bi online holiday builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Halong Bay to Uong Bi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Uong Bi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

Plan my day in Yangon (Rangoon) using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uong Bi to Yangon (Rangoon). The time zone difference when traveling from Uong Bi to Yangon (Rangoon) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

2
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Bodh Gaya, India

One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ratnaghara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rajayatna Tree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Busshin-ji Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya online itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bodh Gaya. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bodh Gaya due to the time zone difference. In January in Bodh Gaya, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lumbini, Nepal

An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepal Vajrayana Mahavihara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Viet Nam Tai Lumbini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinese Temple, then make a trip to Indian Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Lanka Temple.

Before you visit Lumbini, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bodh Gaya to Lumbini in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bodh Gaya to Lumbini is 0.2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bodh Gaya in January: highs in Lumbini hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quang Ninh Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Kayaking & Canoeing · Caves
Quảng Ninh is a province along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Hạ Long. Nearly 80% of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90% of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Hạ Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,102.4 square kilometres and as of 2014 it had a population of 1,185,200 people.EtymologyThe name of Quảng Ninh province is the compound name of two provinces: Quang Yen and Hai Ninh according to the naming of President Ho Chi Minh.

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