31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 9 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Langkawi, Malaysia

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Mat Cincang, view the masterpieces at Batik Village, explore the galleries of Atma Alam Batik Village, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Wanararm, and finally browse the different shops at Langkawi Saga Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi travel route builder.

Hyderabad, India to Langkawi is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Langkawi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Labrador Nature Reserve and Biking Singapore. Get some cultural insight at The Intan and Joo Chiat/Katong. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple, admire the striking features of NUS Baba House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Faber.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planner.

Fly from Langkawi to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in Singapore

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Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You'll explore and learn at Museum PASIFIKA and Saya Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sindhu Beach and Bingin Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Uluwatu (Ulu Watu Beach & Thomas Beach), Ungasan (Blue Point Beach, Karma Beach Bali, &more) and Pecatu (Suluban Beach & Nyang-nyang Beach). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Joe's Gone Diving, kick back and relax at Gunung Payung Beach, get a tailor-made plan with Aldi Guide Bali Private Day Tour, and admire the masterpieces at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Denpasar online route planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Denpasar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, browse the exhibits of Artinus 3D Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tan Dinh Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of People's Committee Building, then look for gifts at Drink Vietnam, then see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Vinh Nghiem.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), then look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Tran Phu branch, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planning tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Hoi An is little chillier than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 9 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vietnamese Women's Museum and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trang An Grottoes. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Mua Caves & Cheap Motorbike Rental in Ninh Binh) and Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh). Make the 26th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, browse the exhibits of Hanoi Flag Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 26:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum and Noina Art Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Caretaker Village - Day tour and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Lamphun (Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat San Pa Yang Luang, &more) and Wat Phra That Doi Saket (in Doi Saket). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkchat Meditation Retreat, don't miss a visit to Wat Chai Mongkhon, and stop by Smart Fashion.

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

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 day

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.
To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Bangkok online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in December since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.

Indonesia travel guide

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Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Thailand travel guide

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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.