31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Drive to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, Bus to Udon Thani, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in July; daily highs in Bangkok reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

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Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Patong tour site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Patong

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 10th (Sat), snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, and then stay fit while traveling at Salt Room.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Langkawi day trip site.

You can fly from Patong to Langkawi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Langkawi. In July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 4 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur journey maker tool.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, then look for gifts at A.N.D, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh online trip builder.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and look for gifts at Ambre.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): walk around Buddha Park, snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, then look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao, then browse the different shops at Talat Sao, and finally contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ong Teu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane trip planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkchat Meditation Retreat, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and stop by Mesimu.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip website.

Do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Vientiane to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda, then pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, then stop by My-Hoya Gem and Jewelry Shop, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): walk around Kandawgyi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sule Pagoda, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) online travel route planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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.

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.