19 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

19 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Spend the 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai day trip tool.

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 1 night
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 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with highs in Luang Prabang at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Fri), look for gifts at Ambre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, and then see some colorful creatures with Seamen Divers Diving Club. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge, and finally make a trip to Cao Dai Temple.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Siem Reap to Duong Dong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then 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 hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online attractions planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at Raffles Hotel Arcade, and don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Singapore vacation planning app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, then browse the different shops at Jungceylon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally stop by Suit Master.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip maker site.

Getting from Singapore to Patong by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 27th (Mon), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and then stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning website.

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 3 hours. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online attractions planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Thailand travel guide

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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.