17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Vientiane, Laos

— 1 night
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Walking Street, Vientiane Night Market, Mekong Riverside Park, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Tich Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), then don't miss a visit to The Walking Street, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Vientiane Night Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane trip maker site.

Beirut, Lebanon to Vientiane is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Beirut to Vientiane, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 2 nights
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tham Nam (Water cave), Pha Ngern View Point, Lusi and Pha Poak Caves, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), Head underground at Lusi and Pha Poak Caves, then explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng trip website.

You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Luang Prabang on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Phousi, Banana Boat Tours, Sky Garden Bar, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham and Wat Xiengthong. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Living Land Farm and Wat Sensoukharam. Step out of Luang Prabang to go to Nong Khiaw and see 100 Waterfalls, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nahm Dong Park, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Manorom, and look for gifts at Ma Te Sai.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang tour planner.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to George Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

George Town, Malaysia

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You've added George Town, Penang Botanical Gardens, Batu Ferringhi Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at George Town.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Luang Prabang to George Town by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 5 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Langkawi Night Market, Langkawi Sky Bridge, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Wat Wanararm. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cenang Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

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.
Zeta Bar has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves and then get a taste of local nightlife at Zeta Bar.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Nightlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

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."