32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Taxi to Karon
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Karon, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cebu City, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila
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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Battambang, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Drive
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 1 night
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, visit Chinatown, take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, and stroll through Gardens by the Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore online visit planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Wellington in December: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Poda Island and Tup Island. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), stop by Scandi Fashion, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and Head underground at Phra Nang Cave.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Krabi Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head off the coast to Bamboo Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Karon, Thailand

— 3 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Freedom Beach and Karon View Point. Go for a jaunt from Karon to Phuket Town to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), make a trip to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and stroll through Nai Harn Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Karon trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Karon by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Cebu City, Philippines

— 1 night

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): shop like a local with Ayala Mall, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and then explore the galleries of Basilica del Santo Nino. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cebu City trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Karon to Cebu City in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Boracay, Philippines

— 3 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Diniwid Beach. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, kick back and relax at White Beach, and stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boracay route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Cebu City in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Manila, Philippines

— 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): walk around Rizal Park and then explore the activities along Manila Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manila online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Boracay in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Manila: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Cambodia Landmine Museum. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, experience rural life at Angkor Silk Farm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Siem Reap itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Manila to Siem Reap in 9 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manila to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. January in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Battambang, Cambodia

— 1 night
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Battambang itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Siem Reap to Battambang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Siem Reap in January: highs in Battambang hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Battambang

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Central Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Battambang in January, expect nights in Phnom Penh to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Vientiane, Laos

— 1 night
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 12th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, walk around Buddha Park, then make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vientiane day trip planning app.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Vientiane by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phnom Penh in January, expect Vientiane to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 1 night
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point.

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You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, stop by Ma Te Sai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lumpini Park and Wat Saket. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online road trip planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Bangkok is somewhat warmer than Luang Prabang - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

Cebu Island travel guide

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A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.