31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace, and finally browse the exhibits of Vietnam Silver House.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at National Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Din Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samai Distillery.

To plan Phnom Penh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), don't miss a visit to Wat Ho Phra Keo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, explore the world behind art at Icat Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane vacation planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Phnom Penh in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Vientiane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and One Pillar Pagoda are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi day trip planning site .

Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Falls, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, admire the striking features of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and finally take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Falls ©
Kuang Si Falls
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si) and Ayutthaya (Chan Kasem National Museum & Wat Mahathat). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, and get engrossed in the history at Baan Kudichin Museum.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luang Prabang in November since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Woodland Muangmai
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Angkor National Museum and Colors of Cambodia. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip site .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Visiting Singapore Zoo and Tanjong Beach will get you outdoors. Chinatown and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore, get engrossed in the history at Asian Civilisations Museum, make a trip to Singapore Flyer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip app .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 1 hour. In December in Singapore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tanjong Beach
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Appreciate the collections at Threads of Life and Neka Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Elephant Safari Park. Go for a jaunt from Ubud to Tampaksiring to see Tirta Empul Temple about 36 minutes away. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 11th (Wed) at some of the best spas. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Don Antonio Blanco Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, and examine the collection at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ubud vacation builder .

Getting from Singapore to Ubud by flight takes about 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Spas

5
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Nacivet Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Pantai Sanur and Nusa Dua Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Pecatu (Padang Padang Beach & Uluwatu Temple). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuta Beach - Bali, get outside with Jimbaran Bay, and explore the galleries of Reservoart.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuta trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Kuta

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pecatu, Seminyak, Pantai Sanur, Nusa Dua Beach, Jimbaran Bay
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

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