49 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

49 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Umphang, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mae Salong, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Lao Cai, Taxi to Bac Ha
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Bac Ha, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Lao Cai, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Mui Ne, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Vung Tau, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Can Tho, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Sukhothai, Thailand

— 2 nights

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Wat Chang Lom, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Si Chum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, then stroll around Sukhothai Historical Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Sri Sawai. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Si Satchanalai Historical Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sukhothai trip planner.

Bangkok to Sukhothai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Sukhothai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip builder app.

You can fly from Sukhothai to Bangkok in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Ayutthaya, Thailand

— 2 nights
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, then explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, admire the landmark architecture of Bang Pa In Palace, contemplate the long history of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayutthaya trip planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Ayutthaya, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

— 3 nights
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
On the 11th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and then examine the collection at JEATH War Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanchanaburi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kanchanaburi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Umphang.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Umphang, Thailand

— 2 nights
Umphang is the southernmost district of Tak Province, Thailand, established by the Royal Decree Establishing Amphoe Umphang, BE 2502 , which came into force on 6 May 1959.The district is on the Thai-Burmese border. On the 14th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Thi Lo Su Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Umphang online trip planner.

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Umphang in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Kanchanaburi in July, expect nights in Umphang to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Umphang

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chiang Mai using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Umphang to Chiang Mai takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pai, Thailand

— 3 nights
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Mae Yen. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Thai Elephant Home.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pai trip planner.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Pai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Pai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Mae Salong.

Things to do in Pai

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mae Salong, Thailand

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinakarintra Stit Mahasantikhiri Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Santikhiri Temple, then make a trip to The Martyr's Memorial Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Tea Plantations.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mae Salong road trip planner.

You can drive from Pai to Mae Salong in 5.5 hours. July in Mae Salong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Mae Salong

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sapa, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then make a trip to Cat Cat village. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sapa trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mae Salong to Sapa by car takes about 20.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bac Ha.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Tours · Spas

Bac Ha, Vietnam

— 1 night
For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bac Ha holiday site.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Sapa to Bac Ha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lao Cai.

Things to do in Bac Ha

Shopping · Historic Sites

Lao Cai, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): savor the flavors at Sin Cheng Market and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Den Mau.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lao Cai road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bac Ha to Lao Cai takes 2 hours. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Lao Cai

Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lao Cai to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally take in the views from Truong Tien Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue tour planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through The Marble Mountains and then look for gifts at Buffalo Leather Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang online travel route builder.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 7th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then make a trip to Hang Nga Guest House and Art Gallery, then make a trip to Crazy House, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Da Lat trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mui Ne.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Mui Ne, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Mũi Né is a coastal fishing town in the Bình Thuận Province of Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to White Sand Dunes, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, pick up some local products at Ham Tien Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and finally don't miss a visit to Mui Ne Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Po Sah Inu Towers, get your game on at Trampoline Club "Impulse", and then get to know the resident critters at Vita Garden Mini-Zoo.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mui Ne trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Da Lat to Mui Ne in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vung Tau.

Things to do in Mui Ne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Vung Tau, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A place to relax by the coast, Vung Tau has gained a reputation for its beaches.
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Christ the King. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Ho May Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vung Tau road trip app.

You can drive from Mui Ne to Vung Tau in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Vung Tau

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
On the 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then put a fun spin on your tour with Let Me Out, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Can Tho, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Binh Thuy ancient house. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Ong Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Ho Chi Minh Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Can Tho day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Can Tho

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Lao Cai Province travel guide

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Mountains · Landmarks · Waterfalls
Lào Cai, is a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China. The province covers an area of 6383.9 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 602,300 people.Lào Cai and Sa Pa are two important cities within the province at the border with China; the former is well known as key trading post and the latter is hill station famous for tourism, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Lào Cai is also the capital of Lào Cai Province and shares border with the city of Hekou, in the Yunnan province of Southwest China. This border town was closed after the 1979 war with China, since reopened in 1993, has become a major tourist centre between Hanoi, Sapa and Kunming (China). Sapa (or Sa Pa) is notable as a hill resort and market centre for the local ethnic Hmong, including the Red, Black, Green and Flower Hmong. Located across the Muong Hoa Valley from Vietnam's highest mountain, Fansipan, the city is sometimes referred to as the "queen of mountains"Lào Cai has many historical sites, natural caves and produces agricultural specialties such as Bắc Hà plums.In a 1929 survey conducted in the area, the vegetation (flora) and fauna (mammals) recorded by the French biologist Delacour who accompanied Theodore Roosevelt were unique to the region in northern Vietnam.

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