37 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

37 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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37 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  12 h
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h
4
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
12
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 45 min
13
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 (Mon): walk around KL Bird Park, then Head underground at Batu Caves, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Batu Caves
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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

2
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Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 4th (Wed), Head underground at Elephant Cave Ubud, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Neka Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Don Antonio Blanco Museum, and then stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ubud travel planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Museums Parks Spas

Side Trip

Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
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Tirta Empul Temple
Spas

4
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Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak ©
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Nacivet Art Gallery and Reservoart will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran Bay. Step out of Seminyak to go to Denpasar and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Saya Gallery, browse the exhibits of Nyaman Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Museum PASIFIKA.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seminyak travel planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Seminyak

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Museum PASIFIKA, Uluwatu Temple, Jimbaran Bay, Bali Trick Art, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nacivet Art Gallery ©
Nacivet Art Gallery
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Spas

3
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Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Let the collections at Patong Inn Art and Apichart art gallery capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Banana Beach and Patong Beach. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seminyak to Patong in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Banana Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally browse the exhibits of Drink Vietnam.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Patong to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore TiredCity Hang Bong and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum, examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanoi road trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Head to Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loifor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to The Marble Mountains and Cua Dai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

1
night
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then explore the galleries of Lotus Space, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

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Getting from Hoi An to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in November: highs in Phnom Penh hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and finally take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then take in the exciting artwork at TRIBE Cambodia, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Ashi.

Find out how to plan Siem Reap trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Roadfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex and Chao Phraya River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Pattaya (Jomtien Beach & Pattaya Beach). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For maps and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Pattaya, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, then take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village, then stroll through Cenang Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pulau Payar Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Darulaman Sanctuary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Langkawi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Langkawi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Zipline
Darulaman Sanctuary ©
Darulaman Sanctuary

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Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lempuyang Temple, contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, then steep yourself in history at Taman Tirtagangga, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at USS Liberty Shipwreck.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amed trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Langkawi to Amed in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Lempuyang Temple
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Taman Tirtagangga ©
Taman Tirtagangga

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach and then stroll through Devil's Tears.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nusa Lembongan online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Jungut Batu Beach ©
Jungut Batu Beach

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