30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 6 nights
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Pokhara, Nepal
— 5 nights
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 3 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Luang Prabang, Laos

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang road trip planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Luang Prabang is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Luang Prabang is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Manila in May, plan for little chillier nights in Luang Prabang, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Pokhara, Nepal

— 5 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. On the 11th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Begnas Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall, and see the interesting displays at International Mountain Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pokhara trip builder website.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Pokhara in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a -1.2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Luang Prabang in May: high temperatures in Pokhara hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 6 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
On the 14th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 15th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, stroll around Amideva Buddha Park, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Pokhara in May since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Paro, Bhutan

— 2 nights
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, then explore and take pictures at Chele La Pass, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paro road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Paro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a 0.2 hour difference. In May, Paro is slightly colder than Kathmandu - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Thimphu, Bhutan

— 3 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Simply Bhutan Museum, cruise along Dochula Pass, and don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Dhaka City, Bangladesh

— 3 nights

Rickshaw Capital of the World

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Ahsan Manzil. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Parliament House and Star Mosque (Tara Masjid). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Lalbag Fort, Head underground at Alutila Cave, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Dhaka..

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dhaka City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thimphu to Dhaka City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Bhutan Time (BTT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Dhaka City

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 3 nights

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.
On the 28th (Fri), look for gifts at Retroretro, then pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sule Pagoda, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) day trip site.

You can fly from Dhaka City to Yangon (Rangoon) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dhaka City to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.

Nepal travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.

Bangladesh travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Some of Asia's longest rivers run through Bangladesh, forming the world's largest and most fertile delta. In addition to the Ganges, sacred to Hindus, hundreds of other waterways rank among the top tourist attractions in Bangladesh, offering access to lengthy beaches, islands, coral reefs, and the biggest mangrove forest in the world. In this densely populated country, giant urban centers house many different ethnic groups, creating a patchwork of cultures that makes this part of the world so intriguing to tourists. Consider beginning your tour of Bangladesh in Dhaka, a hectic city packed with old temples and swanky eateries serving a growing population of international expats.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.