43 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

43 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Manila, Philippines
— 1 day
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Denpasar
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Manila, Philippines

— 1 day

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 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, stroll around Rizal Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manila road trip app.

London, UK to Manila is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Manila. In February, Manila is much hotter than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Boracay, Philippines

— 5 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and step off the mainland to explore Boracay.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Manila, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Boracay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Denpasar on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 5 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta) and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud). There's still lots to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, stroll through Pantai Sanur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Denpasar tour itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Denpasar in 11 hours. While traveling from Boracay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denpasar, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Bay, and don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Singapore online visit planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In February in Singapore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Raja Haji Fisabilillah Mosque (in Cyberjaya) and Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple (in Jenjarom). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, stroll around KLCC Park, and stroll through KL Bird Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur route planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

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 24th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In February in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then admire the striking features of Central Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Bangkok sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

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.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

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

Getting from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hanoi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

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.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

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.