41 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

41 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Champasak Town, Laos
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Klungkung Temple and Kehen Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Sindhu Beach and Cemara Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ungasan (Blue Point Beach, Melasti Beach, &more), Pecatu (Bingin Beach, Nyang-nyang Beach, &more) and Jimbaran (Tegal Wangi Beach & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thomas Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luhur Batukaru Temple, don't miss a visit to Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bali Butterfly Park.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand to Denpasar is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Denpasar when traveling from Chiang Mai in November, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Visit Changi Beach and Tanjong Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple and The Intan. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Bukit Brown Cemetery, take a stroll through Joo Chiat/Katong, contemplate the long history of Emerald Hill, and have fun and explore at Indian Heritage Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Singapore trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Denpasar to Singapore by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Patong.

Things to do in Singapore

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha (Wat Sikh) will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Yanui Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Phuket Town (Holy Trinity Church in Phuket & Kua Tien Keng Shrine), Napas Art Gallery (in Choeng Thale) and Wat NaiHarn (in Rawai). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bang Tao Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jui Tui Shrine, kick back and relax at Mai Khao Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary website.

Getting from Singapore to Patong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Patong. In November, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Thammikarat and Wat Na Phra Meru. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra Ram and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakhon Pathom (Wat Phra Pathom Chedi & Sanam Chandra Palace), Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) (in Ayutthaya) and Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chana Songkhram, examine the collection at Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, make a trip to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), and see a show at Checkinn99.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phan Tao. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong), Mae Rim (Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden & Mon Jam) and Wat Ton Kwen (Wat Intharawat) (in Hang Dong). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, admire the natural beauty at Royal Park Rajapruek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, and delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bangkok in November since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Wat Choumkhong. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Luang Prabang Golf Club. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, don't miss a visit to Vat Souvannakhiri, and contemplate the long history of Wat Tat Luang.

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You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, things will get slightly colder in Luang Prabang: highs are around 80°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Champasak Town, Laos

— 1 night
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Wat Phu, browse the exhibits of Champasak Pottery, stop by Chez Maman, contemplate the long history of Wat Muang Kang Temple, then step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island, and finally soothe aching muscles at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Champasak Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Champasak Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Luang Prabang in December; daily highs in Champasak Town reach 89°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 10th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tan Dinh Church, then take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City travel planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Champasak Town to Ho Chi Minh City. December in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Do some cultural sightseeing at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Cantonese Assembly Hall. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Da Nang--about 56 minutes away. On the 13th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, with highs in Hoi An at 77°F and lows at 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Joseph's Cathedral and Ngoc Son Temple. Visiting Trang An Grottoes and Quan Lan Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Ninh Binh (Tam Coc & Mua Caves). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Classes · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.