29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ban Kai Bae, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, head outdoors with Rent A Scooter Bangkok, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok vacation planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Bangkok is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Bangkok, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Bangkok is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Ban Kai Bae.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Ban Kai Bae, Thailand

— 1 night
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ban Kai Bae travel route tool.

You can drive from Bangkok to Ban Kai Bae in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: highs in Ban Kai Bae hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 31°C. You'll set off for Siem Reap on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Ban Kai Bae

Shopping · Spas · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, make a trip to Pub Street, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap holiday planner.

Getting from Ban Kai Bae to Siem Reap by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ban Kai Bae in April, you will find days in Siem Reap are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

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 9th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, browse the exhibits of Lotus Space, and then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

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 (Mon): take in the history at Ben Dinh Tunnels and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City route builder.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Da Lat, Vietnam

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 13th (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then don't miss a visit to Crazy House. On the next day, push the limits with an extreme tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Da Lat itinerary tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang day trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 1 night
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and then look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Da Nang driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then steep yourself in history at Thai Hoa Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hue vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Phong Nha Caves and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

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.
On the 24th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi online visit planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Sapa, Vietnam

— 1 night
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 26th (Tue), hike along Si Trekking Sa Pa.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa tour planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, flight, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Ko Chang travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves. No holiday in Ko Chang is considered complete without an exploration of the small villages preserving their traditional wooden docks and a rustic way of life. Day trips between the smaller islands provide a chance to relax on quiet sandy shores, while interior national parks shelter wild creatures like macaques, small Indian civets, and Asian mongooses.