51 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

51 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Pai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

Arranmore, Ireland to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Arranmore to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arranmore in January, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 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.
Spend the 9th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, get to know the resident critters at Chiang Mai Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pai.
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Pai, Thailand — 2 nights

Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the views from Pai Memorial Bridge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pai Hot Springs, then explore the stunning scenery at Pai Canyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat Nam Hoo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Mae Yen and then don't miss a visit to The Land Split Pai Thailand.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pai trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Pai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Pai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huay Xai.
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Huay Xai, Laos — 2 nights

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat, get outside with Gibbon Experience Office, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Carnot. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Huay Xai holiday planner.

You can drive from Pai to Huay Xai in 8 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for 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.
Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, look for gifts at Ma Te Sai, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

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You can drive from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in 8 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and stop by Tired City Hang Gai.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ha Long Market (in Ha Long) and Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Monkey Island). On the 22nd (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Da Nang.
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Da Nang, Vietnam — 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and then take in the views from Dragon Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, snap pictures at Tran Thi Ly Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and finally look for gifts at LiA - Chic & Unique.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang road trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ben Duoc Memorial Temple and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture 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.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Da Nang in January: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to An Thoi to see Bai Tắm Sao about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, and learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 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: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, examine the collection at National Museum, and look for gifts at Phka Kn'jay Fashion Boutique.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver, make a trip to Pub Street, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Chinatown, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, then Head underground at Batu Caves, and finally don't miss a visit to Central Market Kuala Lumpur. On the next day, stroll around KLCC Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally stroll around KL Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at The Suit Doctor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally kick back and relax at Patong Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Sam Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Freedom Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Patong route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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