57 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

57 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Drive to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, Bus to Udon Thani, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip tool.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.
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Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

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: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with 3Willys Diving Phuket, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, look for gifts at Suit Fitter Phuket, and stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.
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Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raja Haji Fisabilillah Mosque (in Cyberjaya), Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya) and Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple (in Jenjarom). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Klang.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Kuala Lumpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 6 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 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) 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 16th (Thu): make a trip to Central Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, look for gifts at Lotus Space, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Fly Phnom Penh.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 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 19th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An route builder website.

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. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 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 25th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi driving holiday website.

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 on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Luang Prabang, Laos — 5 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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang vacation tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Vientiane.
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Vientiane, Laos — 2 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ong Teu, stroll through Buddha Park, then snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), hunt for treasures at Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vientiane when traveling from Luang Prabang in April, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). On the 9th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phan Tao, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online trip maker.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Vientiane to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar — 2 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwedagon Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Kandawgyi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) trip builder tool.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bagan.
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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Bagan, Myanmar — 6 nights

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and get outside with Shwe-gyu-gyi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bagan online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:

Thailand travel guide

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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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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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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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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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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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Myanmar travel guide

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Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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