38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Hue
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly to Dalat, Taxi to Mui Ne
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Mui Ne, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
On the 19th (Wed), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Transportation · Nature · Parks

Sapa, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muong Hoa Valley and Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, stop by Indigo Cat, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sapa sightseeing planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, and finally delve into the distant past at Hoa Lu Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm and then Head underground at Trang An Grottoes.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh road trip planner.

Getting from Sapa to Ninh Binh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Nine Dynastic Urns, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally make a trip to Tu Dam Pagoda.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hue takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hue are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Han River Bridge in Da Nang--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore and take pictures at March Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An vacation planner.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mui Ne.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Mui Ne, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Mũi Né is a coastal fishing town in the Bình Thuận Province of Vietnam. On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to White Sand Dunes, explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, get your game on at Trampoline Club "Impulse", then stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and finally make a trip to Mui Ne Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Long Tu Temple, then kick back and relax at Mui Ne Beach, then don't miss a visit to Forgotten Land Sand Sculpture Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Shrine of Our Lady of Tapao.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mui Ne planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Mui Ne by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Mui Ne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by The Craft House Original - Souvenir & Gift Shop, don't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app.

Getting from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samai Distillery. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally stop by A.N.D.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh vacation planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Preah Khan. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia, and examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap day trip planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bophut, Thailand

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Samui Football Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chinese Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Extreme VR Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip planning app.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bophut by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Siam Paragon and Lumpini Park. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon & Wat Chaiwatthanaram) and Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub) (in Mae Klong). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bophut to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.