24 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

24 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at R.Boss Bespoke, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online journey builder.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Indochina Time is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Fortaleza in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to Bangla Road and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at New Era's Vienna.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then stroll through Nui Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don route builder.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip maker.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Classes · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, and tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang tour planning tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, things will get a bit cooler in Luang Prabang: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Paris takes 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

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.