21 days in Asia Itinerary

21 days in Asia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 1 night
2
Lhasa, China
— 1 night
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
8
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
— 4 nights

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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum Of China, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and then admire the striking features of The Palace Museum.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Beijing road trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Beijing is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Beijing at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums Historic Sites
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Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiamiyuan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Yangwang Mountain Cliffside Images, thentake an in-depth tour of Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pabongka Hermitage. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimpu Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Canggu Temple.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lhasa trip planner.

Fly from Beijing to Lhasa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Beijing in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lhasa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Pabongka Hermitage
Pabongka Hermitage

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
On the 13th (Fri), tee off at Luang Prabang Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Luang Prabang takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lhasa to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Lhasa in December: high temperatures in Luang Prabang hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

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Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hue online route builder.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hue by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luang Prabang in December, plan for little chillier days in Hue, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, admire the masterpieces at Cotic, thenhunt for treasures at Dat Thanh Shoe Shop, and finally stop by Couleurs d'Asie Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Spas Museums
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Cotic ©
Cotic
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver and Chau Srei Vibol. Appreciate the collections at Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker and One Eleven Gallery. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Wang Tuk Tuk Driver, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Siem Reap hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver ©
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, thenget engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Ho Quoc Temple and Cao Dai Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Taste of Vietnam and Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA)for plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sao Beach, head off the coast to Hon Thom Island, make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, and experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Phu Quoc Island using our trip planner.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Phu Quoc Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) ©

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