33 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

33 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bus to Stop, Fly to Danang, Taxi to Hoi An
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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
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 1 night
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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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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.
You've added Dong Xuan Market, Huu Tiep Lake, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip builder tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Hanoi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Bogota to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Syrena Cruises to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with Syrena Cruises.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay itinerary builder app.

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 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoi An Night Market, Hoi An Ancient Town and Kimmy Custom Tailor. Relax by the water at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An holiday builder website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hoi An by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cu Chi Tunnels. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then wander the streets of Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

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. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ta Prohm, Tonle Sap Lake and Pub Street. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pub Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Siem Reap driving holiday app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
You've added Sky Bar, Bangkok, Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, stop by Khaosan Road, and take a stroll through Sukhumvit.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok route builder.

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Ayutthaya, Thailand

— 1 night
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ayutthaya attractions planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Ayutthaya can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites

Sukhothai, Thailand

— 3 nights

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Chedi Si Hong. Get some historical perspective at Wat Phrapai Luang and Wat Si Chum. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Si Satchanalai Historical Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chetuphon.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Sukhothai tour planner.

Fly from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Doi Inthanon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sukhothai to Doi Inthanon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll set off for Chiang Mai on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Doi Inthanon National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Suan Dok and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, have some family-friendly fun at Catmosphere Cat Cafe, look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Doi Inthanon National Park to Chiang Mai in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 4 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Jed Yod and Baan Dam Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Rai: Mae Fa Luang (Doi Tung & Doi Tung Royal Villa), Wat Thaton (in Thaton) and House of Opium (in Chiang Saen). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, don't miss a visit to Wat Phra Singh, buy something for everyone on your list at CentralPlaza Chiangrai, and pause for some photo ops at King Mengrai Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, Head underground at Phra Nang Cave, and view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Rai to Krabi Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Rai in November, Krabi Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

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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.