30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Phuket
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip maker app.

Birmingham, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Birmingham to Hanoi 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

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Buffalo Leather Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Lady Buddha). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An tour itinerary maker website.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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 8th (Tue), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then look for gifts at LiA Saigon, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Pre Rup. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Spas

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 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok travel route planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ko Pha Ngan trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Classes

Bophut, Thailand

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bophut trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Karon View Point. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong road trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Patong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 24th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. June in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 25th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Long Beach, look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then wander the streets of Eco Art Village.

Make your Ko Lanta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In June in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Langkawi Sky Bridge and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Eagle Square, and take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary site.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Langkawi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Langkawi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature

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.