31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Hanoi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, then wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip maker.

Getting from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online journey planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Luang Prabang in December, with highs in Siem Reap at 86°F and lows at 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Seamen Divers Diving Club, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Duong Dong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam. Keep things going the next day: take a spin around town with Bike Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Singapore, Singapore

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, browse the different shops at Raffles Hotel Arcade, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore.

Before you visit Singapore, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Lanta Animal Welfare and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta online travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Singapore to Ko Lanta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Ao Phang Nga National Park to see Phang Nga Bay. about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Suit Master, make a trip to Bangla Road, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 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.
On the 29th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai road trip site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in December, with lows around 64°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Classes