29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 day
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
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Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 1 day

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.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Halong Bay, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip builder app.

Getting from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang by combination of ferry, car, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trip

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 nights

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 31st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai journey planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Siam Rare Books and Collectibles, then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 4th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koh Tao day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect nights in Koh Tao to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Krabi Town, Thailand — 1 night

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 5th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town travel route builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in April, Krabi Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get close to the beloved marine mammals with ProFun Divers, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip tool.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 2 hours. In April in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Patong.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Jungceylon. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. April in Patong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 nights

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, get outside with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in April, expect nights in Siem Reap to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Phnom Penh.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then stop by Phka Kn'jay Fashion Boutique. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh travel route app.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hoi An using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hue.
Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

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 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue attractions planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hanoi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Classes

Vietnam travel guide

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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.

Laos travel guide

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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.

Thailand travel guide

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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.

Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.