33 days in Asia Itinerary

33 days in Asia Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Karon, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Mai Khao, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive to Phuket International Airport, Fly to Tan Son Nhat International Airport
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Kathmandu, Nepal

— 4 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.
Take a break from Kathmandu with a short trip to Siddhi Lakshmi Temple in Bhaktapur, about 38 minutes away. On the 30th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 31st (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Taleju Bell, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the striking features of Taleju Mandir Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu journey planning app.

Boston, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a 10.8 hour difference. In July in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 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.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, view the masterpieces at Jayav Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planning site.

Fly from Kathmandu to Siem Reap in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kathmandu to Siem Reap, you'll lose 1.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in August; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 90°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 4 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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh route maker tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Karon, Thailand

— 2 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Bangla Road, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by P & C Jewelry. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Karon Beach, then make a trip to Patong Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Karon day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Karon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phnom Penh in August, you will find days in Karon are little chillier (88°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Mai Khao, Thailand

— 4 nights
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Sat) at Splash Jungle Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), get great views at Takeoff Landing, get engrossed in the history at Thalang National Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Naiyang Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mai Khao trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Karon to Mai Khao takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mai Khao can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Change things up with a short trip to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh (about 2h 15 min away). On the 19th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mai Khao to Ho Chi Minh City. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: visit Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nepal travel guide

4.3
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.

Cambodia travel guide

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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.

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.