29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial House - Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural. On the 3rd (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip site.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Ba Thien Hau Temple. On the 8th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Preah Khan. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, look for gifts at Muoy Chorm Fashion Designer, take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, stroll through Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, and stop by Supreme Collection.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rajawongse Clothier and Wat Pak Nam. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, make a trip to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), and stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Baan Kamala, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and indulge your taste buds at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), cast your line with Langkawi Mangrove Tour by Bard, and then see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to De'zone, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Langkawi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Langkawi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Langkawi. In June, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Putra Mosque and Putrajaya Lake. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, Head underground at Batu Caves, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur tour builder tool.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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 · Historic Sites · Spas
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.

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.