46 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

46 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Francisco B. Reyes, Ferry to El Nido, Palawan
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El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Dili, East Timor
— 1 day
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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El Nido, Philippines

— 3 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nacpan Beach and Big Lagoon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Commando Beach and Star Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, kick back and relax at Tapiutan Beach, and stroll through Payong-Payong Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for El Nido using our trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to El Nido is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to El Nido is 13 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 3 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Take a break from the city and head to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Honda Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Babuyan River. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sabang Beach, look for gifts at Binuatan Creations, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Thumbpeak.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Princesa online journey planner.

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. November in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Cenang Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Beras Basah Island. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi journey planner.

You can fly from Puerto Princesa to Langkawi in 11 hours. November in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

George Town, Malaysia

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at San Arts Handcrafts, stop by Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, then stop by Huang Chen Hao Tea Art Imp & Exp Sdn Bhd, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some fun to your beach time East Wind Watersports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then look for gifts at Areca Books, and finally look for gifts at 5.4 North.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our George Town route website.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In November in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jurong Bird Park and Siloso Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Singapore Botanic Gardens and Little India. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, make a trip to Gardens by the Bay, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore tour planner.

Fly from George Town to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Singapore is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dili.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dili, East Timor

— 1 day
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dili trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Dili takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Dili. You will leave for Ubud on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Dili

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

Ubud, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore hidden gems such as Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Bali Safari & Marine Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tanah Lot Temple and Tirta Empul Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu) and Lake Beratan (in Tabanan). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave, take a peaceful walk through Sangeh Monkey Forest, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ubud trip planner.

You can fly from Dili to Ubud in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dili to Ubud. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · 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.
Shop till you drop at Rajawongse Clothier and Siam Paragon. Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) capture your imagination. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), browse the range of quality goods at Terminal 21, and explore the activities along Chao Phraya River.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online itinerary planner.

Fly from Ubud to Bangkok in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Bagan, Myanmar

— 1 night
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananda Temple, steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, and then delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bagan holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Bagan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Bagan is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 4 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 discover tucked-away gems like Doi Inthanon and Wat Phra Singh. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan for their historical value. Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

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You can fly from Bagan to Chiang Mai in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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.
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Royal Palace Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Khinthong Lao Silk. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, look for gifts at Queen Design Lao, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chiang Mai in December; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Hue, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hue in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luang Prabang in December, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Hue: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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.
Do your shopping at Rubin Cloth Shop and Linh Chi Shop. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Mỹ Sơn. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Yaly Couture and enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hoi An road trip planning app.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 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.
Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Preah Khan. Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Beng Mealea, explore the ancient world of Pre Rup, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap tour builder app.

Getting from Hoi An to Siem Reap by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Siem Reap, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Casa Di Moda The Fashion House and Lemongrass House Karon. We've included these beaches for you: Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Rawai (Andys Scuba Diving Phuket & Rawai Beach). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Patong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

East Timor travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Shopping · Specialty Museums
Rugged beaches lure many to take their holiday in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony that gained its independence in 2002 after a brutal occupation by Indonesia. With pristine reefs, steep mountains, mysterious jungle caves, and misty hillside villages, the country represents one of Asia's most charming destinations, where it's still possible to have an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Many choose to tour East Timor by car, stopping at various locations to snap photos, dive into the sea, and mingle with the locals at quaint settlements preserving age-old traditions lost to the rest of the world. Those preferring urban experiences concentrate on Dili, the ultra-relaxed capital with access to both sea and mountains.

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.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.

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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.