28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Hanoi is 13 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · 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 10th (Thu), take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to The Marble Mountains, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by KaT Jewelry, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 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 16th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, look for gifts at Ambre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip builder site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Spas

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and have some family-friendly fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong online holiday planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Patong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Kuala Lumpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and see the interesting displays at The Grande Whisky Collection.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Singapore driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.