27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive to Kengtung, Fly to Bagan
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights

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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial House - Ho Chi Minh, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip app.

Manila, Philippines to Hanoi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a stroll through Dong Khoi Street and then tee off at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at People's Committee Building, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then stop by Pham Ngu Lao Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple.

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Getting from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, see Off-Road Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Bong Bong Bong, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally wander the streets of Bassac Lane.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
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Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xieng Mouane, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, then tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chom Si. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, stop by Ban Phanom, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take a stroll through Whisky Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang holiday site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. August in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Bagan, Myanmar

— 2 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Shwe-gyu-gyi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Hpaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mya Zedi Temple, then delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, then look for gifts at Golden Cuckoo Lacquerware, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lawkananda Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bagan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Luang Prabang to Bagan takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Luang Prabang to Bagan due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 2 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), make a trip to Wat Pa Pao, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Buppharam, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Lok Molee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkchat Meditation Retreat, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time to Indochina Time is 0.5 hours. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

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.
On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pak Nam.

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Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): head off the coast to Mosquito Island, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Loh Lana Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, Head underground at Viking Cave, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then stroll through Ko Bida Nok, and finally stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in August, Ko Phi Phi Don is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Langkawi.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Langkawi Mangrove Tour by Bard, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Wanararm, then see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masjid Al-Hana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi driving holiday site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Langkawi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Langkawi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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.
On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamek Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally wander the streets of Jinjang.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur driving holiday planner.

Getting from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at MacRitchie Nature Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Singapore River, head outdoors with City Scoot, then learn about all things military at Battlebox, then take a stroll through Chinatown, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around East Coast Park, see the interesting displays at The Intan, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrew's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Palawan Beach, then stroll through Siloso Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Singapore trip maker site.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.