20 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

20 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, stop by Patrick & Co (Bespoke Tailors), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok visit planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 41°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Salad Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by New Era's Vienna, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patong journey maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Patong. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

— 3 nights
A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Go for a jaunt from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran to see Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu sightseeing site.

Fly from Patong to Kota Kinabalu in 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Kota Kinabalu due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 2 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's much more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery, discover the deep blue sea with Blue Paradise Diving, and stroll through Pantai Sanur.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denpasar day trip site.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Denpasar by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Kota Kinabalu in May, expect nights in Denpasar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

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, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo, and take a stroll through Little India.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Singapore vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In May in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then explore the world behind art at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around KLCC Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, and then have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

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.