28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sihanouk Ville, Bus to Kampot
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Kampot, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, Train to Nanjing South Station

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 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.
You've added Fah Lanna Spa - in the Old Town, The Yoga Tree At Arak Road., Wat Phra Singh, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Chiang Man and Wat Dab Pai.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai vacation planner.

Nanjing, China to Chiang Mai is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nanjing to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Nanjing in January, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 4 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 list of things to see and do now includes Icon Klub, Kuang Si Waterfall, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Royal Palace Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Xiengthong and Wat Sensoukharam. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, explore the world behind art at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, learn something new at Big Brother Mouse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xieng Mouane.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect nights in Luang Prabang to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves and Tham Chang. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave, Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), get outside with Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vang Vieng sightseeing site.

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Vientiane, Laos

— 2 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vientiane Night Market as well as COPE Visitor Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vientiane trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Siem Reap.

Things to do in Vientiane

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Theam's Gallery and Colors of Cambodia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Siem Reap takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Siem Reap when traveling from Vientiane in February, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

— 1 night
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
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You can fly from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

— 2 nights
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along M'Pai Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saracen Bay Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Koh Rong Light House.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koh Rong Samloem trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Samloem in 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kampot.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Kampot, Cambodia

— 1 night
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Plantation. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Old Royal Cinema, then relax in the rural setting at La Plantation, then take in the exciting artwork at Black Cat Kep, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kampot trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Koh Rong Samloem to Kampot in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kampot

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Factory Outlet Store.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh online itinerary planner.

Drive from Kampot to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Da Nang.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Do your shopping at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Tabalo Outdoor. Escape the urban bustle at Non Nuoc Beach and The Marble Mountains. Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Hoi An (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Da Nang Catheral, explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Da Nang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Phnom Penh in February, things will get slightly colder in Da Nang: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Laos travel guide

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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.

Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.

Sihanoukville travel guide

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Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years. The civil war brought about a major disruption in the town's planning, building, and prosperity, and only recently has it started to regain control of its own destiny. Still relatively austere and unattractive in the center, Sihanoukville's appeal comes from its vast stretches of sandy coastline, with numerous small beach towns drawing visitors in with their sometimes relaxed, sometimes hedonistic vibe. Offshore islands provide additional vacation ideas in Sihanoukville.