18 days in Asia Itinerary

18 days in Asia Itinerary

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18 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
3
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h
4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China


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2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally look for gifts at Ashi. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pub Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Siem Reap is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Siem Reap is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Siem Reap hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 29th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally walk around Lumpini Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and then get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, walk around Mehtab Bagh, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Agra online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bangkok to Agra takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Agra. Traveling from Bangkok in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Agra, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubai journey tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Dubai takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubai when traveling from Agra in October, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Parks
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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 7th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Hanoi takes 10 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then look for gifts at Buffalo Leather Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An holiday maker website .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Food Tours
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
On the 11th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, then stroll around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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