16 days in Asia Itinerary

16 days in Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  21​h
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum and Wat Si Suphan. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip planning tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in April; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

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 10th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Angkor National Museum and Cambodia Landmine Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Preah Khan and Terrace of the Elephants. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate, and admire the striking features of Banteay Kdei.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap trip site .

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and then view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hanoi to Kyoto takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanoi to Kyoto. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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