54 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

54 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Asia sightseeing planner

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 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
— 5 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Public Health Office, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 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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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 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.
When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, approximately Mae Rim away. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, make a trip to Wat Ched Yot, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chiang Mai, use our trip itinerary maker.

Chicago, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Chiang Mai. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 91°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

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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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip site.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Spas · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok), Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and stop by New Era's Vienna.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Patong day trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in February, expect little chillier with lows of 73°F in Patong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 5 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ko Bida Nok, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

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You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In February in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 6 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 3rd (Thu) with a shark diving experience. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, test the waters at Warin Spa, and head off the coast to Ko Jum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. March in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur holiday builder tool.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Kuala Lumpur by combination of ferry, car, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

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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.
Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, and get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road.

Plan trip to Singapore with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Singapore, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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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 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally look for gifts at D.Hindley.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online itinerary builder.

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 March, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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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 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Siem Reap, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Step out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, make a trip to Wat Pa Huak, and take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

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

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in March, Luang Prabang is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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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 31st (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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