31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Patong, Thailand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from London to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Chiang Mai at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok online holiday planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Pub Street, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.
Historic Sites · Spas

Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by New Era's Vienna, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Patong online itinerary builder.

Getting from Siem Reap to Patong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): Head underground at Batu Caves, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, and then stroll around KL Bird Park. On the next day, stroll around KLCC Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Patong to Kuala Lumpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Patong to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Singapore.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Singapore, Singapore — 5 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Bay, and shop like a local with Orchard Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Denpasar.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

Denpasar, Indonesia — 5 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get out of town with these interesting Denpasar side-trips: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, look for gifts at Kim Soo, cool off at Waterbom Bali, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar road trip app.

You can fly from Singapore to Denpasar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip maker.

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. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Hanoi.
Shopping · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 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.
On the 30th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), look for gifts at Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi holiday planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods