22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

5
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tanah Lot Temple and Elephant Safari Park. Visit Uluwatu Temple and Big Garden Corner for their historical value. Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Tegalalang Rice Terrace). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Waterbom Bali, browse the exhibits of Ghostbird + Swoon, kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Denpasar route builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Denpasar is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Denpasar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect nights in Denpasar to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ubud, Uluwatu Temple, Waterbom Bali, Tanah Lot Temple, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Saraswati Temple ©
Saraswati Temple

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of On Lang Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City route tool .

Fly from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Central Market. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kurata Pepper, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stroll around Royal Palace Park, then view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Serkal Mosque.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Popular historic sites such as Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate, and explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap tour itinerary website .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra Singh and Wat Kukut. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Wat Phra That Hariphunchai in Lamphun, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Siem Reap in November, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lamphun, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Visit The Grand Palace and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Maha That). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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