45 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

45 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights

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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 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 historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Pong Horse Park in Baan Pong--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 2 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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, and finally stop by Queen Design Lao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of 100 Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Halong Bay side-trips: Ha Long Market (in Ha Long) and Cat Ba (Monkey Island, Lan Ha Bay, &more). On the 12th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel 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.
On the 19th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University.

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Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thanh Hoa.
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Thanh Hoa, Vietnam — 1 night

The city of Thanh Hóa is the capital of Thanh Hóa Province. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Citadel of the Ho Dynasty (Thanh Nha Ho).

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Traveling by car from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.
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Historic Sites
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Hue, Vietnam — 2 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, take in the exciting artwork at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Thanh Hoa to Hue in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip builder website.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang, Vietnam — 3 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 28th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, and cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 4 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, stop by Lucy Henna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 7 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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Eden Garden Mall, and admire the striking features of Central Market.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh journey planning website.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wide array of goods at Steve & James, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and then take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then look for gifts at Patrick & Co (Bespoke Tailors).

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online tour planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods
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