23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  25 h
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Bagan, Myanmar
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Drive + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Chiang Saen, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, stroll through Batu Caves, then get answers to all your questions at Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), view the masterpieces at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, then get curious at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip maker.

Chicago, USA to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect Kuala Lumpur to be much warmer, temps between 92°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves
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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

2
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwenandaw Monastery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandalay online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Mandalay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Myanmar Time is minus 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book ©
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, then steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, and finally explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayazika Pagoda.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bagan tour itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mandalay to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop
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Shwezigon Pagoda ©
Shwezigon Pagoda
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

2
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), examine the collection at Oub Kham Museum, admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, then view the masterpieces at Art Bridge Chiang Rai, then admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), take a stroll through Longneck Karen Village, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pong Phra Bat Hot spring, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai trip planning tool.

Getting from Bagan to Chiang Rai by combination of taxi, flight, car, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Bagan to Chiang Rai due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mae Fa Luang.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) ©
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)
Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum

1
night
Mae Fa Luang, Thailand

Mae Fa Luang ©
The green mountains of Mae Fa Luang sit on the Thailand-Myanmar border, in Thailand's far northern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Doi Tung Royal Villa, examine the collection at Hall of Inspiration, make a trip to Watphrathat Doi Tung, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Tung, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mae Fah Luang Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mae Fa Luang route planner.

Getting from Chiang Rai to Mae Fa Luang by car takes about 2 hours. February in Mae Fa Luang sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chiang Saen.

Things to do in Mae Fa Luang

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Mae Fah Luang Garden ©
Mae Fah Luang Garden
Doi Tung Royal Villa ©
Doi Tung Royal Villa
Hall of Inspiration ©
Hall of Inspiration

1
night
Chiang Saen, Thailand

Chiang Saen ©
A calm, reserved town along the Mekong River, Chiang Saen entices those interested in early East Asian history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pra That Pukhao, get engrossed in the history at 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น, contemplate the waterfront views at Nong Bua Luang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pa Sak Historical Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat Pra Dhat Pha-Ngao.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Saen trip builder tool.

Drive from Mae Fa Luang to Chiang Saen in 2 hours. In February in Chiang Saen, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Chiang Saen

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Wat Pa Sak Historical Site ©
Wat Pa Sak Historical Site
Wat Pra That Pukhao ©
Wat Pra That Pukhao

1
night
Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Ram, delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, then see the interesting displays at Thai Boat Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Chao Praya River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Muang, then contemplate the long history of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ayutthaya trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chiang Saen to Ayutthaya with the Route module. Traveling from Chiang Saen in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Ayutthaya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Wat Muang
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Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

3
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.
Visit Angkor Wat and Preah Khan for their historical value. Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, browse the exhibits of One Eleven Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Angkor National Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Ayutthaya to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

3
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cua Dai Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn. Get out of town with these interesting Da Nang side-trips: Hoi An (An Bang Beach & Buffalo Leather Shop). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Da Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Siem Reap in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Da Nang: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hoi An, Mỹ Sơn
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battlebox and The Helix Bridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and Peranakan Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjong Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, and meet the residents at Singapore Zoo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip website.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Da Nang to Singapore is 1 hour. In February, Singapore is somewhat warmer than Da Nang - with highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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