32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  27 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
6
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
10
Dong Hoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
11
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  27 h
End: Orlando, United States

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): join in the local party scene at Khao San Road, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), stroll around Lumpini Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Orlando, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Orlando to Bangkok. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Orlando in January; daily highs in Bangkok reach 88°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Neighborhoods Spas
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Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon
Spas
Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Before you visit Chiang Mai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

3
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, get answers to all your questions at The Living Land Company, and make a trip to Wat Pa Huak.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for little chillier days in Luang Prabang, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

3
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and make a trip to Pub Street.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap journey planner .

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Luang Prabang in January; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 87°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Halong Bay vacation maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Ti Top Island ©
Ti Top Island

2
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Get out of town with these interesting Da Nang side-trips: Japanese Covered Bridge (in Hoi An) and Imperial City (in Hue). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Tran Thi Ly Bridge, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Hoi An, Imperial City
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phuket Town: Patong (Spas, Bangla Road, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phuket Town route planning app .

Fly from Da Nang to Phuket Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Da Nang in January, expect Phuket Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Patong
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, then walk around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Phuket Town to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

5
nights
Dong Hoi, Vietnam

Dong Hoi
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Hang Toi (Dark Cave), Paradise Cave, & more). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), take in the pleasant sights at Quang Phu Sand Dunes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tam Toa Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dong Hoi online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dong Hoi to Bangkok. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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