32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive to Phnom Penh International Airport, Fly to Tan Son Nhat International Airport
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Khao Lak, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hanoi tour builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

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Da Nang, Vietnam

City of Bridges

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Da Nang travel app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planning app.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Fire Range, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally stop by La Porte du Cambodge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Phnom Penh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In May in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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Koh Rong, Cambodia

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
On the 11th (Tue), meet the residents at Jungle zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Rong tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then look for gifts at LiA Saigon, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koh Rong to Ho Chi Minh City. May in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
On the 15th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Magnolia Boutique Komodo, and then step off the mainland to explore Kelor Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Labuan Bajo day trip website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Labuan Bajo by flight takes about 10 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Labuan Bajo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Galeria Sophilia, examine the collection at Museum Bank Indonesia, and then see the interesting displays at Magic Art Museum Jakarta. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Museum Polri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anak Krakatau Nature Reserve, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Azhar Grand Mosque.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jakarta sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Labuan Bajo to Jakarta by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Jakarta

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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Singapore, Singapore

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, and stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Singapore driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Jakarta to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Singapore is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

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Melaka, Malaysia

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): browse the exhibits of Stadthuys, examine the collection at House of Museums Malacca, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, then make a trip to Woof Station, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka visit planner.

Drive from Singapore to Melaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally stroll around KLCC Park. On the next day, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then walk around KL Bird Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Room, and then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online itinerary builder.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Langkawi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

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Khao Lak, Thailand

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
On the 26th (Wed), stop by Zara Collection, stroll through Phang Nga Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangsak Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with Similan Diving Safaris.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Khao Lak day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Khao Lak takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to Khao Lak. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, then let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball, and then take a memorable tour with Attack Fishing Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, then kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan journey maker tool.

Getting from Khao Lak to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Khao Lak in May, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Classes
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.
On the 30th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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.

Flores travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving · Islands
The island of Flores showcases a chain of volcanoes, with the chief among these boasting impressive tri-colored crater lakes. The marine environment that surrounds the island is rich in wildlife, including whale sharks. As part of a World Heritage Site, the island offers one of the few places in the world where Komodo dragons can be seen in their natural habitat. Maintaining some of its colonial Portuguese character, a rustic European-style of architecture and Roman Catholicism permeate urban areas here, blending with traditional shack houses of the indigenous populations.

Java travel guide

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Home to over half of Indonesia's population, the island of Java contains the national capital Jakarta, as well as soaring volcanoes, fertile rice paddies, and tiny villages virtually untouched by the modern world. A trip to Java takes you to one of the most densely populated places on the planet, where over 130 million people inhabit an area roughly the size of Greece. The political and economic heart of Indonesia, this island is home to giant cities with lively restaurant and art scenes. Do spend part of your Java vacation exploring the countryside as well: here you can discover sprawling national parks, ancient Buddhist temples, unspoiled rainforests, sandy beaches, and small communities living according to their centuries-old traditions.