54 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

54 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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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
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Fly to Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Patong, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Rim to see Maerim Elephant Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: learn and have fun at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planning tool.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in December, expect Chiang Mai to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Luang Prabang.
Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Luang Prabang, Laos — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, then wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, and finally stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang online journey maker.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in December: high temperatures in Luang Prabang hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trip

Hoi An, Vietnam — 3 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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An journey planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip

Duong Dong, Vietnam — 5 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau, approximately Ganh Dau away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Seamen Divers Diving Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, try out the rides at Happy Farm PQ, and experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hoi An to Duong Dong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 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 5th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 6th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.
Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap itinerary planner.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Side Trip

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 15th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao road trip 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 January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, stroll through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Singapore online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Singapore in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Koh Tao to Singapore. In January, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seminyak.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Seminyak, Indonesia — 3 nights

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sanur (Gede Private Bali Driver & Pantai Sanur), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seminyak road trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Seminyak in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. January in Seminyak sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ubud.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips

Ubud, Indonesia — 2 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Five Art Studio, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mason Elephant Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ubud online vacation planner.

You can drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Ubud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.
Parks · Wildlife · Classes · Shopping
Side Trips

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 26th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around KLCC Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Kuala Lumpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 4 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: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi Don is minus 1 hour. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Patong.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Patong, Thailand — 5 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok), Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Patong Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip builder.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips