35 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

35 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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 4th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi day trip app.

Quebec City, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Hanoi is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hue online travel route planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Food Tours in Da Nang--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning site.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in January: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Bai Tắm Sao, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong online tour planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will leave for Phnom Penh on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, look for gifts at Penh Lenh, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally view the masterpieces at Din Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip builder tool.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Vientiane, Laos

— 2 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 25th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, and then stroll through Buddha Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, then make a trip to Patuxai, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vientiane trip website.

Getting from Siem Reap to Vientiane by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Siem Reap in January since evenings lows in Vientiane dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, and finally look for gifts at Ma Te Sai. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Luang Prabang, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 3 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Step out of Yangon (Rangoon) to go to Pabedan and see Bogyoke Aung San Market, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Yangon (Rangoon) in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Luang Prabang to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Bagan, Myanmar

— 3 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thatbyinnyu Temple, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bagan trip planner.

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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 · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.