50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
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El Nido, Philippines
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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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.
Get outdoors at East Coast Park and Singapore River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battlebox and Chinatown. Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Sentosa Boardwalk about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, take in the pleasant sights at Waterfront Promenade, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, and examine the collection at National Museum of Singapore.

Plan my day in Singapore using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Singapore is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Singapore, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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Langkawi, Malaysia

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Zipline. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Darulaman Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Singapore to Langkawi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket will appeal to history buffs. Phuket 3D Museum and Patong Inn Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Banana Beach (in Ko He), Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Bamboo Island (in Ao Nang). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, get great views at Karon View Point, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Siam Safari, and make a trip to Patong Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Patong trip planning site.

You can fly from Langkawi to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can fly from Patong to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Visit Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. Spend the 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, see Off-Road Tours, learn about all things military at War Museum Cambodia, and explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap route planner.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Saket. Museum-lovers will get to explore Woodland Muangmai and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Rescue Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip planning site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kuang Si Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Luang Prabang, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and finally view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then take a stroll through Old Quarter, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip 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 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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 14th (Thu): learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally see the interesting displays at Ho Chi Minh City Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary builder.

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. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Boracay, Philippines

— 4 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Relax by the water at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Bulabog Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bugtongbato Beach. Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at VTA Boracay. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Boracay Waters, and stroll through New Washington Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Boracay in 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Boracay due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Boracay, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Nido, Philippines

— 3 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Payong-Payong Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at El Nido Yoga.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip builder website.

Getting from Boracay to El Nido by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 5 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get some cultural insight at Tanah Lot Temple and Saraswati Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Pandawa Beach and Pantai Sanur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Kuta (Kuta Beach - Bali & Balangan Beach), Pecatu (Uluwatu Temple & Bingin Beach) and Spas (in Canggu). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mason Elephant Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denpasar driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Denpasar takes 10 hours. In January, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Malaysia travel guide

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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.

Thailand travel guide

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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.

Cambodia travel guide

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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.

Laos travel guide

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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.

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.

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.