32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kuta, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Manila, Philippines
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Kuta, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Samasta Lifestyle Village and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Kuta's surroundings by going to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, kick back and relax at Balangan Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse for treasures at Ikat Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuta trip maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Kuta is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Kuta, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Kuta reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Shopping · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battlebox and Sentosa Boardwalk. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at MacRitchie Reservoir, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Singapore holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuta to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get all the information you need at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and then walk around Perdana Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Plan trip to Kuala Lumpur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Langkawi Sky Bridge and Langkawi Scuba. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, stroll through Cenang Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and tee off at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi route planning app.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. Change things up with a short trip to Promthep Cape in Rawai (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Patong road trip app.

Fly from Langkawi to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to Patong. February in Patong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangkok tour planner.

Fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let the kids burn off some steam at Buak Hard Public Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xieng Mouane. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, you will find days in Luang Prabang are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Manila.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Classes
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Manila, Philippines

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Saint Agustin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, and then stroll around Rizal Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila online vacation planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Manila by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Manila due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Phuket travel guide

3.9
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.

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.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.