50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
2
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
4
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
5
Pattaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
7
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
8
Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
9
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
11
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
12
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
13
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights

4
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Art In Paradise and Atma Alam Batik Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Tanjung Rhu Beach. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Langkawi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Malaysia Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect nights in Langkawi to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are much warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

4
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. Armenian Street and Fort Cornwallis will appeal to history buffs. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town day trip planning tool.

Traveling by taxi from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Poda Island. We've included these beaches for you: Long Beach and Railay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krabi Town: Lanta Animal Welfare (in Ban Sala Dan) and Shark Diving (in Ko Lanta). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, get great views at Railay View Point, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, and explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town holiday planning site.

Getting from George Town to Krabi Town by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Shark Diving
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Promthep Cape in Rawai--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Banana Beach, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), cool off at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Patong tour planner.

Drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Patong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Rawai, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park ©
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

4
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Big Buddha Temple and Khao Kheow Open Zoo. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya, kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wang Sam Sien, and browse the different shops at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pattaya online holiday planner.

Fly from Patong to Pattaya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Pattaya can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Wang Sam Sien
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

5
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Preah Khan and Beng Mealea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baphuon Temple and Photography Tours. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum, explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Angkor Panorama Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pattaya to Siem Reap in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Highlights from your plan
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan
Baphuon Temple ©
Baphuon Temple

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kuang Si Butterfly Farm will get you outdoors. Visit Wat Xiengthong and Wat Jom Phet for their historical value. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vat Souvannakhiri, steep yourself in history at Wat Manorom, and admire the masterpieces at The Buddhist Archive of Photography.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang vacation maker.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, things will get slightly colder in Luang Prabang: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

1
night
Huay Xai, Laos

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huay Xai trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Si Suphan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. In January in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature & National University. Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Hanoi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

4
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Sung Sot Cave will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Quan Lan
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Lady Buddha & My Khe Beach). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Halong Bay to Hoi An by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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 1st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, thenexplore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, thensteep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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