55 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

55 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Fly to Ngurah Rai, Foot to Denpasar Airport, Bus to Sanur, Ferry to Gili Trawangan
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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 1 night
Ferry to Padang Bai, Taxi to Ubud
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Sanur, Bus to Kuta
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Fly to Phuket, Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nung Hill. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

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Boston, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Sapa, Vietnam

— 4 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Explore hidden gems such as Love Waterfall and Muong Hoa Valley. Visiting Fansipan Mountain and Ban Ho Village will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, and stop by Hang Da Village.

Plan trip to Sapa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

— 4 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cuc Phuong National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Trang An Grottoes and Mua Caves. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, stroll through Van Long Nature Reserve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hoa Lu Temple.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh itinerary site.

You can drive from Sapa to Ninh Binh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Get outdoors at Angkor Wat Putt and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Food Tours. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, admire the striking features of Banteay Kdei, examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Siem Reap in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Siem Reap is a bit warmer than Ninh Binh - with highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Walking tours. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, walk around Lumpini Park, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Bangkok sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

— 1 night
An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
On the 9th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, then get outside with Paddle Gili, and then stroll through Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gili Trawangan attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Gili Trawangan in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February in Gili Trawangan, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Ubud, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Sekumpul Waterfalls will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Mason Elephant Park in Tegalalang (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ubud route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Ubud in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Ubud are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Nusa Penida, Indonesia

— 5 nights
The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Atuh Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Kelingking Beach and Pasih Uug Beach. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Nusa Penida Island, stroll through Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Pandan Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Gamat Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Penida travel route builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Nusa Penida can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Kuta, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pandawa Beach and Nusa Dua Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Devil's Tears. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero Monument, and make a trip to Taman Tirtagangga.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuta driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nusa Penida to Kuta by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Kuta are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Koh Rok Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff Beach, look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), and explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Mai Kaew Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Kuta to Ko Lanta in 10 hours. Traveling from Kuta to Ko Lanta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuta in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Ko Lanta: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail. We've included these beaches for you: Railay Beach and Koh Lao Lading. Step out of Krabi Town to go to Khok Kloi and see Natai Beach, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the striking landscape of Monkey Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 6 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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rescue Park and Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Baan Tong Luang - Long Neck Karen (in Mae Rim), Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong) and Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng). There's much more to do: stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and browse the exhibits of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai journey maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Gili Islands travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Gili Islands, an archipelago of three small islands that caters exclusively to tourists, sits just off the coast of Lombok. The region features lush forests, sandy beaches, and blue seas complete with tourist-focused amenities, such as restaurants, pools, spas, and tour group companies. Many people come to enjoy the marine life and coral formations here. Motorized vehicles are banned on the islands, so look for alternative travel methods like a horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Krabi Province travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Visitors usually come back from their holiday in Krabi Province deeply impressed by the region's natural attractions, which include white-sand beaches, extensive coral reefs, numerous waterfalls, caves, and more than 130 islands. The area encompasses some of the most popular destinations floating just off the picturesque Andaman Coast, including the six islands protected as a national park of impressive natural beauty. Most tours of Krabi Province include an exploration of the vertical karst formations jutting from the sea, a dramatic backdrop for water-based adventures. Although mass tourism in the province increasingly exerts pressure, many of the islands here retain a relaxed feel and offer a bit of solitude in a heavenly tropical setting.