42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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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
— 3 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 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
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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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 19th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi visit planning website.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Fun & Games · Classes · Outdoors

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: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and make a trip to Phong Nha Caves.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation builder tool.

Drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
On the 31st (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Classes

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Kuningan Ceremony, &more), Pecatu (Uluwatu Temple & Bingin Beach) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's much more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, relax and rejuvenate at Chantara Wellness & Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denpasar travel route planning site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar by flight takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Denpasar, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and stop by Chinatown.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip builder.

You can fly from Denpasar to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): Head underground at Batu Caves, then stroll around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and then get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur journey planner.

You can drive from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 5 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hat Sadet Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Pha Ngan in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Pha Ngan is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok road trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. August in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
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 Pre Rup, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and don't miss a visit to Siem Reap Airport Pick Up Transfer Service.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas