20 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

20 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
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Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Surat Thani Airport, Drive to Khanom
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Khanom, Thailand
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Hat Yai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Penang International Airport, Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Drive to Wakaf Baru
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Wakaf Baru, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Besul, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Ipoh, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
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Melaka, Malaysia
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand — 2 nights

The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Somboon Legacy Foundation and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Nature Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Tham Sua and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ban Tham.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanchanaburi trip itinerary planner.

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kanchanaburi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for Bangkok on the 17th (Fri).
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 day

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall and then browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Khao Yai National Park.
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Khao Yai National Park, Thailand — 1 day

The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Khao Yai National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Khao Yai National Park are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Khanom.
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Khanom, Thailand — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khao Phlai Dam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Ching Bay, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sichon Beach and then make a trip to Wat Khao Suwan Pradit.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Khanom trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Khao Yai National Park to Khanom with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hat Yai.
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Hat Yai, Thailand — 2 nights

The fourth-largest Malay city and one of the country's premier shopping and commercial districts, Hat Yai has proved extremely popular among local tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hat Yai City Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songkhla Central Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Songkhla National Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hat Yai trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Khanom to Hat Yai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Khanom in June, Hat Yai is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.
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Langkawi, Malaysia — 2 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 23rd (Thu), stop by Loccino, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, then take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulau Payar Marine Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Langkawi trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hat Yai to Langkawi. The time zone difference when traveling from Hat Yai to Langkawi is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tanjung Bungah.
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Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia — 2 nights

Originally a quiet fishing village, today Tanjung Bungah makes up one of Penang's suburbs.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Soon Coastal Fishing, experience rural life at Saanen Dairy Goat Farm, and then relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Tanjung Bungah Market and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanjung Bungah trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Langkawi to Tanjung Bungah. Traveling from Langkawi to Tanjung Bungah, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Wakaf Baru.
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Wakaf Baru, Malaysia — 2 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Masjid Al-Ismaili and Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha. Venture out of the city with trips to Kolam Air Panas Tok Bok (in Machang), Wat Uttamaram Tok Raja (in Pasir Mas) and Tumpat (Pantai Sri Tujuh & Wat Phikulyai).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wakaf Baru itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tanjung Bungah to Wakaf Baru. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tanjung Bungah to Wakaf Baru. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Besul.
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Besul, Malaysia — 2 nights

On the 30th (Thu), walk around Taman Rekreasi Bukit Puteri.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Besul online vacation planner.

You can drive from Wakaf Baru to Besul in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Besul can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Ipoh on the 1st (Fri).
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Ipoh, Malaysia — 1 night

The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the exhibits of Wisma Chye Hin, tee off at Meru Valley Resort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ipoh online travel planner.

You can drive from Besul to Ipoh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Ipoh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Cameron Highlands.
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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia — 2 nights

Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Cameron Highlands, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cameron Highlands trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Melaka.
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Melaka, Malaysia

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stop by RazKashmir Crafts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampung Hulu Mosque, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cameron Highlands to Melaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."
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Kelantan travel guide

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Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.
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Terengganu travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.
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