31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Asia trip itinerary planner

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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, approximately Sentosa Island away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, make a trip to Orchard Road, and stroll through Jurong Bird Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore trip itinerary builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Singapore is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Singapore, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap travel planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Siem Reap in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Siem Reap when traveling from Singapore in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip app.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong to go to Ganh Dau and see Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Seamen Divers Diving Club, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists, and sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong sightseeing planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

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 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation, get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: expand your horizons at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chanyawat, look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, and see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bangkok online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in December since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and browse the exhibits of Patong Inn Art.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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 7th (Fri): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8: