53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Savannakhet, Laos
— 2 nights
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Pakse, Laos
— 2 nights
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Champasak Town, Laos
— 3 nights
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Kratie, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bangkok day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in June; daily highs in Bangkok reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Phuket Town, Thailand

— 7 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Phuket Town side-trips: Ko Hong (in Ao Luek) and Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay. & Lawa Island). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Bubba Diving Phuket, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, relax and rejuvenate at Titan Fitness Camp, and stop by Endless Summer.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok visit planning website.

You can fly from Phuket Town to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites

Ayutthaya, Thailand

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Pridi Banomyong Memorial. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwandawas, explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ayutthaya day trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Museums

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai road trip app.

You can fly from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Huay Xai, Laos

— 2 nights
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Carnot. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Huay Xai tour planner.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Huay Xai in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 4 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.
Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, and get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. June in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 2 nights
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat That, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vang Vieng trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · 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 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, appreciate the history behind Buddha Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, then walk around Mekong Riverside Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, take an in-depth tour of Lao National History Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vientiane trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Savannakhet.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks

Savannakhet, Laos

— 2 nights
Just across the Mekong River from Thailand, the city of Savannakhet has benefited from its prosperous neighbor, developing its commercial and tourism sector.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Ho Chi Minh Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Therese, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at That Ing Hang, and finally explore the activities along Bungva lake. On your second day here, make a trip to Sounantha Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at Vassana spa & beauty, then see the interesting displays at The Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xayaphoum Temple, and finally stop by Savanakhet.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Savannakhet trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Savannakhet in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Pakse.

Things to do in Savannakhet

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Pakse, Laos

— 2 nights

Gateway to Southern Laos

Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Dao Heuang Market, then take an in-depth tour of Champasak Historical Heritage Museum, then make a trip to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, and finally stop by Si Phan Don. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tad Fane, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, then snap pictures at Lao Nippon Bridge, and finally make a trip to Wat Luang Temple.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pakse trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Savannakhet to Pakse by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Pakse

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Laos

— 3 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Champasak Town is known for historic sites, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Phu, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, view the masterpieces at Champasak Pottery, and stop by Chez Maman.

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Traveling by car from Pakse to Champasak Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kratie.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Kratie, Cambodia

— 2 nights
The small town of Kratie sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province.
On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Phnom Sambok Pagoda, then step off the mainland to explore Koh Trong, and then admire the striking features of Wat Rokar Kandal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Mekong River Dolphin and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kratie trip planner.

You can drive from Champasak Town to Kratie in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kratie

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 4 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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll through Phnom Penh Taxi Expert, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip app.

Traveling by car from Kratie to Phnom Penh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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.
When in Ho Chi Minh City, make a side trip to see Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, approximately Tay Ninh away. On the 14th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phan Thiet, Vietnam

— 2 nights
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to White Sand Dunes, enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ne Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Mui Ne Harbor, then stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phan Thiet day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
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, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

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Getting from Phan Thiet to Hoi An by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or take a bus. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

Champasak Province travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Ruins · Landmarks
Champasak is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang. As of the 2015 census, it had a population of 694,023. The capital is Pakse, but it takes its name from Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak.Champasak Province covers an area of. It is bordered by Salavan Province to the north, Sekong Province to the northeast, Attapeu Province to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. The Mekong River forms part of the border with neighboring Thailand and contains Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands) in the south of the province, on the border with Cambodia.Champasak has played a central role in the history of Siam and Laos, with frequent battles taking place in and around Champasak. Its rich cultural heritage includes ancient temple ruins and French colonial architecture. Champasak has some 20 wats (temples), such as Wat Phou, Wat Luang, and Wat Tham Fai. Freshwater dolphins and the province's many waterfalls are tourist attractions.

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