35 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

35 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 night
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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
— 4 nights
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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
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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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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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Public Health Office, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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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 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay tour app.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 4 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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Huak.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang travel planner.

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. In March, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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 26th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ched Yot, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip builder tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then make a trip to Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok driving holiday planning website.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in March, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Koh Tao.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bangkok in March, you will find days in Koh Tao are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for beaches, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Bangla Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, stroll through Freedom Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Patong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koh Tao in March since evenings lows in Patong dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Krabi Town.
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Side Trips

Krabi Town, Thailand — 1 night

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip maker.

Take a shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In April in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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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, kick back and relax at Loh Lana Bay, stroll through Nui Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.
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Ko Lanta, Thailand — 3 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, stop by Star Fashion, head outdoors with Ko Ha Yai, and enjoy the sand and surf at Phra Ae Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. April in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

Discover how to plan a Siem Reap trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Ko Lanta to Siem Reap takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. In April in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Historic Sites · 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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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 17th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cua Dai Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary 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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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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 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hue route planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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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), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip maker app.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.
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