30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally stroll around Lumpini Park. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay. On the next day, stop by Flipflop and Treacle and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 21st (Wed), stop by Scandi Fashion, then tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in July, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then Head underground at Viking Cave, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, have fun at Kidzoona, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Patong day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Patong to Hoi An in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Hue, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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 8th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Memorial House - Ho Chi Minh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Old Quarter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi planner.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Castaway Island, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online vacation planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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.