54 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

54 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 11 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Manila, Philippines
— 6 nights
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Quezon City, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Fly to Mandalay International Airport
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 1 night
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Pindaya, Myanmar
— 1 night
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Ngapali, Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Ngwe Saung, Myanmar
— 1 day
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Bago, Myanmar
— 3 nights
Drive to Yangon International Airport, Fly to Luang Phabang International Airport
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
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Sam Neua, Laos
— 3 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes U Thant House, Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Shwemawdaw Paya in Bago (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake, and stop by Pomelo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) tour itinerary builder website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Yangon (Rangoon). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

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Bangkok, Thailand

— 11 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've added Nickermann's Tailors, Jhasper Fashion | Custom Tailors, Steve & James, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Maha That, &more) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, stop by Raja's Fashions, and get great views at Wat Saket.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok travel route planner.

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok is 0.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Classes · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mekong Trails, Saigon Boat Company, Indochina Cycling Tour, and other attractions. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by ManGii Shoes, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder.

You can fly from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Transportation

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.
You've added Old Quarter, Hanoi Opera House, Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and explore the activities along West Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation

Manila, Philippines

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Philippine International Convention Center, San Diego Gardens, Oren Thai Touch Massage and Spa, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Makati (Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Museum, &more), Quezon City (U.P. Town Center & Art in Island) and Ace Water Spa (in Pasig). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta, get a taste of the local shopping with Greenhills Shopping Center, and admire the masterpieces at Pinto Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manila online vacation planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Manila by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Quezon City.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Quezon City, Philippines

— 2 nights
As the largest town in Metro Manila and home to millions of people, Quezon City has become an entertainment and technology hot spot, boasting numerous shopping, leisure, and dining facilities.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Quezon City online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Manila to Quezon City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Quezon City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Quezon City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

Mandalay, Myanmar

— 1 night
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Skinny Buddha, then pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image, then take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the views from U Bein Bridge, get great views at Sagaing Hill, then admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally contemplate the long history of Mandalay Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mandalay trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Quezon City to Mandalay. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Quezon City to Mandalay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bagan, Myanmar

— 2 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, then steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, and finally explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayazika Pagoda and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bagan day trip app.

You can drive from Mandalay to Bagan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pindaya.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Pindaya, Myanmar

— 1 night
Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): Head underground at Pindaya Caves.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pindaya attractions planner.

Fly from Bagan to Pindaya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Pindaya

Nature · Parks
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

— 2 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung, and then delve into the distant past at Indein Village. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Floating Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe trip planner.

Getting from Pindaya to Nyaungshwe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Ngapali, Myanmar

— 2 nights
Combining traditional rural charms with an ever-growing beach resort vibe, the fishing village of Ngapali stands out as a highlight of Myanmar's west coast.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Nandaw Pagoda Hill, then make a trip to Linthar English School, then look for gifts at Ma Yin Yin, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngapali tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Ngwe Saung.

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ngwe Saung, Myanmar

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Ngwe Saung Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lovers Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ngwe Saung.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ngwe Saung travel planning app.

Drive from Ngapali to Ngwe Saung in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Bago.

Things to do in Ngwe Saung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Bago, Myanmar

— 3 nights
Once a bustling city in southern Myanmar, the market town of Bago mostly draws visitors on day trips from Yangon, coming to see the relics and historic monuments from its heyday.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mahazedi Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, then appreciate the history behind Shwethalyaung Buddha, then explore the historical opulence of Kambazathadi Golden Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaly Khat Wai Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Kyaik Pun Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Gulay Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Winga Baw Elephant Camp, then make a trip to Snake Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hintha Gon Paya.

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Traveling by car from Ngwe Saung to Bago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Luang Prabang on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Bago

Historic Sites · Wildlife · 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.
On the 15th (Wed), snap pictures at Bamboo Bridge, don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, then stop by Ma Te Sai, and finally take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bago to Luang Prabang. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 0.5 hours. In July in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Vientiane, Laos

— 3 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mixay Boutic, Lao Disabled Womens Development Center and Vientiane Orchidees. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, and look for gifts at Mulberries.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane vacation planning site.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sam Neua.

Things to do in Vientiane

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Sam Neua, Laos

— 3 nights
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sam Neua journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Sam Neua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Sam Neua

Nature · Parks · Wildlife