42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, make a trip to Wat Pa Huak, and get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang vacation planner.

London, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 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 24th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An visit planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Change things up with a short trip to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip app.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, and then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, explore the galleries of Patong Inn Art, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Patong holiday builder website.

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in May, with highs in Patong at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, shop like a local with Orchard Road, and head outdoors with City Scoot.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Patong to Singapore in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 5 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Threads of Life), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, let little ones run wild at Cubby House Kids Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denpasar travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Denpasar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 30th (Sun), take a stroll through Stellar Grounds and then explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Princesa day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Puerto Princesa takes 10 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks
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