12 days in South America & Asia Itinerary

12 days in South America & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 day
Fly:  27 h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Karon, Thailand
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  31 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
day
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Shopping Museums
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Bangkok in 27 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Bangkok is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in February, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
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 27th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luang Prabang, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Luang Prabang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in February, with highs in Luang Prabang at 35°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hoi An in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luang Prabang in February: highs in Hoi An hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in February, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 28 — 29:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh travel app.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In February in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Siem Reap using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

1
night
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Patong Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Karon travel route planning app.

Getting from Siem Reap to Karon by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Karon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Patong
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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