19 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

19 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Drive to Phu Quoc International Airport, Fly to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Drive to Tulamben
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Tulamben, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Wat Suthat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Saket and Sathorn Unique Tower. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Historic City of Ayutthaya about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Bangkok. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Temple Town

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Preah Khan and Pre Rup. Get some cultural insight at Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei. Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, and contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap online travel route planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

Charming City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hue trip builder website.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Hue in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Phnom Penh in January, expect Hue to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

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Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and then cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong trip builder website.

You can fly from Hue to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Tulamben.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Tulamben, Indonesia

— 1 night
The small, otherwise unassuming fishing village of Tulamben draws scores of tourists every year as the site of a sunken U.S. cargo ship.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at USS Liberty Shipwreck and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tulamben online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Duong Dong to Tulamben with the Route module. Traveling from Duong Dong to Tulamben, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Tulamben

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): browse the different shops at Samasta Lifestyle Village and then kick back and relax at Pandawa Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuta trip planner.

You can drive from Tulamben to Kuta in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Kuta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Kuta

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Cambodia travel guide

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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.

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.

Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.