44 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

44 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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.
Wat Pho and Historic City of Ayutthaya will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Nak Prok. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation planning site.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 41°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 6 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.
Get outdoors at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phan Tao. Change things up with a short trip to Thai Elephant Home in Mae Taeng (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online attractions planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in April, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Old Quarter Luang Prabang. Get in touch with nature at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and Mount Phousi. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Free the Bears, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip maker tool.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in April, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Luang Prabang. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Preah Khan and Baphuon Temple. Visit Angkor Wat and Terrace of the Elephants for their historical value. Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the ancient world of Pre Rup.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Siem Reap. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip maker tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Langkawi.
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Langkawi, Malaysia — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Take a break from the city and head to Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Langkawi Sky Bridge. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Langkawi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Phnom Penh to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Phnom Penh, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Langkawi, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 1 night

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 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park, then stroll through Batu Caves, and then walk around KLCC Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip builder tool.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 6 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get outdoors at East Coast Park and Jurong Bird Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battlebox and Asian Civilisations Museum. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, stroll through Gardens by the Bay, take in the views from Sentosa Boardwalk, and go for a walk through Waterfront Promenade.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Singapore travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Singapore sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Denpasar.
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 6 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pandawa Beach and Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali. We've included these beaches for you: Nusa Dua Beach and Pantai Sanur. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Saraswati Temple), Nirwana Bali Golf Club (in Tabanan) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, soothe aching muscles at Paradise Bali Gym, head outdoors with Gede Private Bali Driver, and kick back and relax at Karang Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denpasar sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Singapore to Denpasar by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 1 night

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 7th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Fly from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denpasar in May, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mỹ Sơn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Non Nuoc Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see My Khe Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.
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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.
Visit Temple of Literature & National University and Hoa Lo Prison for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Thailand travel guide

3.8
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.
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Laos travel guide

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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.
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Malaysia travel guide

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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.
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Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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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.
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