29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Boracay, Philippines
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Ngurah Rai
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Change things up with a short trip to Pha Dok Seaw Waterfall in Chom Thong (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Chiang Mai is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Wat Pho and Wat Maha That are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Pridi Banomyong Memorial). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Boracay, Philippines

— 6 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at VTA Boracay and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Escape the urban bustle at White Beach and Tambisaan Beach. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Lapuz-Lapuz Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilig Iligan Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boracay itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Boracay takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok to Boracay, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in July: highs in Boracay hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pantai Sanur and Karang Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jimbaran Bay and Tanah Lot Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Ubud (Threads of Life, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, &more), Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, gain insight with Gede Private Bali Driver, and explore the world behind art at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denpasar road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Denpasar in 10 hours. July in Denpasar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then Head underground at Batu Caves, then stroll around KLCC Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Denpasar in July, you will find days in Kuala Lumpur are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, then work off some steam at Salt Room, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Buddha Phuket and Patong Mosque. Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Pearl Spa, stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, make a trip to Wat Suwan Khiriwong, and discover the deep blue sea with No Gravity Dive Center.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Patong sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Thailand travel guide

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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.

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
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.