23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Phon Savan, Drive to Vang Vieng
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Bus to Nong Khai Train Station, Bus to Udon Thani, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry
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Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder website.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Halong Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 2 nights
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kang, stroll through Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga in Vang Vieng, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vang Vieng sightseeing app.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Vang Vieng in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Getting from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 9th (Sun), look for gifts at Flipflop and Treacle, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in January since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Bophut, Thailand

— 1 night
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): have unforgettable encounters with CSI: SAMUI Dive School.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut vacation maker.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bophut in January since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Phimeanakas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites

Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, then visit Chinatown, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, and then tour on your own time with City Scoot.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore holiday planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Singapore Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Singapore, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

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 17th (Mon), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ho Chi Minh City when traveling from Singapore in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Da Nang.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 1 night

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Start your trip to Da Nang by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Da Nang in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then stop by Da Bao Real Leather, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas · Shopping

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 1 night
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 21st (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at 54 Traditions Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.