16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive to Bavet border Bus station, Bus to Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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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 8th (Fri), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then stop by KaT Jewelry, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. When traveling from Surabaya in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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 10th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then look for gifts at A.N.D. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh visit planner.

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, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip app.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Chiang Mai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then walk around KLCC Park, and finally walk around KL Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria, buy something for everyone on your list at Kinokuniya Book Stores, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, shop like a local with Orchard Road, and stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Singapore itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping