Hi folks, Consider this the start to my planning of this trip. Well, I've got gobs of notes and some flight searches I did months ago, but I have nothing written in ink. This trip has been on my list for Jan of 2019 for a long time. If things hold as they are, I will have an extra 4 weeks of paid time off in 2019. January primarily because Jan 3 is the lowest average high temperature in Siem Reap - 83 degrees F that day. Trip is for my wife and I. We're there to see ancient sites and ruins and experience the local food and culture. Landscapes/parks and wildlife are also of interest but perhaps secondary on this one. I want J award tickets for primary flights both ways and should have enough miles/points w/some flexibility. Since I'm hoping to maximize what we experience, I'm looking to plan this as an open-jaw with plenty of movement in-between. Part of the challenge to me is that the 4 weeks is not guaranteed; my employer has been crazily changing policies since a major C-level event occurred, and my stickability with the company has weakened as a result. Still, with the carrot of 4 paid weeks off in 1.5 years ... well. I want to plan a 4 week trip that could, if needed, be shortened to 2. From my notes, here is a working list of places that interest me/us, in decreasing order of importance: Siem Reap / Angkor Bejing - Great Wall Forbidden City Xian - Terracotta Army Shanghai Secondary: Saigon Bangkok Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Macau Hong Kong? Singapore? What am I missing that should be considered? Obviously this is too much, well I think so. Truthfully I'd give up the last 2 city destinations fairly easily. Macau - I don't even remember what that is, except it sounded cool when I read about it. So. If I tackle the first half for sure then what would be the easiest to tack on from the bottom, realizing that one of these might have to be the entrance or exit city? I am guessing BKK or one of the last 2 cities. Even in China and Cambodia there are certainly places I should add to the list. Ideas? Just mention a name and I'll research it. I just saw something on Longyou's Grotto that got me interested. Flights I believe I have enough miles to have some options particularly if I treat this as 2 one-ways. And I do have some time to make more if needed - and that's another reason to be asking now. Not including hotel programs we have (me/wife): Alaska 171k/164k American 583k/45k+ United: 3k/64k BA: 129k/0 SW and Hawaiian aren't applicable. We used all our Aeroplan - Can transfer more MR in. UR: 300k/0 MR: 120k/160k SPG: 0/20k Short of any general ideas of where I should enter and exit AND the addition of other places to see ... are there any suggestions of who I should look to fly with based on the above? And/or where I need to try to add miles? We have never had a Delta card; I could possibly ramp up something there. Searching in Feb, I found flights on UA J to PEK for 80k. Alaska offered AA flights to Shanghai for 55k? These had long layovers, but we can work with that. Aeroplan (via/MR points) wanted 150k RT but I didn't not record the carrier. Ideas? Sorry for the length. Hopefully I didn't scare anyone off by babbling too much! Thanks in advance.