44 days in Asia Itinerary

44 days in Asia Itinerary

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44 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  13​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Guangzhou, China
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 19 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quoc Tu Pagoda. Shop till you drop at Ben Thanh Market and Xeo Xo Sai Gon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) and On Lang Pagoda. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minh Anh Art Gallery and learn about all things military at Ho Chi Minh Movement Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Ho Chi Minh City is 5 hours. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are much hotter, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) ©
Xeo Xo Sai Gon ©
Xeo Xo Sai Gon

13
nights
Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
For shopping fun, head to Guangzhong Back Yard or Onelink International Plaza. Huashou Temple and Shamian Island will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guangzhou: Shenzhen (Shenzhen Window of the World, China Folk Culture Village, & more), Zhongshan (Sun Yat Sen's Residence Memorial Museum & Chung Shan Hot Spring Golf Club) and Yuan Chonghuan Memorial Park (in Dongguan). Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Chimelong Paradise. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Parc Central, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the resident critters at Chimelong Safari Park, and make a trip to Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Guangzhou travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Guangzhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to China Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February: high temperatures in Guangzhou hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Yuan Chonghuan Memorial Park, Huashou Temple, Guangzhong Back Yard
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Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Happy Valley ©
Happy Valley

19
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon. Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Mahathat, Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana), & more), Wat Leng Nei Yi 2 (in Bang Bua Thong) and CentralPlaza WestGate (in Bang Yai). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), admire the striking features of Ancient City, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bangkok itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Guangzhou to Bangkok takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Guangzhou, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Bang Pa-in, Central Plaza WestGate, Ancient City, Wat Borom Racha Kanjanapisek Anusorn
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

7
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get some historical perspective at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center and Bastakia Quarter. Shop till you drop at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Spice Souk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Heritage Village, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, admire the local landmark of Dubai Fountains, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubai day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Dubai takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Bangkok to Dubai, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Dubai is slightly colder than Bangkok - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

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