52 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

52 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 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 12th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary tool.

Seattle, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Hanoi, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 24th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To find out how to plan a trip to Phnom Penh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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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.
Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong.

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Siem Reap in May since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luang Prabang in May since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

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Koh Tao, Thailand

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 11th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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Patong, Thailand

— 6 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay. & Ao Phang-nga National Park). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in May, expect little chillier with lows of 75°F in Patong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, shop like a local with Orchard Road, and explore the activities along Marina Bay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Singapore online day trip planner.

Fly from Patong to Singapore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Singapore. In May in Singapore, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Denpasar.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Threads of Life, &more). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and see some colorful creatures with Ocean Gravity Dive Center Bali.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denpasar road trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Denpasar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May in Denpasar, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Honda Bay. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbataha Reef.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa road trip planning tool.

Fly from Denpasar to Puerto Princesa in 11 hours. May in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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