29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Karon, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Bus to Bavet border Bus station, Drive to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Karon, Thailand

— 4 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Bangla Road, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, laugh and play at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Karon road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Karon is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Karon is 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Karon reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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 in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and wander the streets of Khaosan Road.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Karon to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, make a trip to Pub Street, and contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 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 12th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then look for gifts at Metiseko, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City route planning app.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Food Tours & Tran Thi Ly Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, things will get slightly colder in Hoi An: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side 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 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ngoc Son Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi travel route site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 19th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University and then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Memorial House - Ho Chi Minh, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.