17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 night

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 15th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi driving holiday tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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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 20th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, make a trip to Wat Pho, and stop by Thai Armani Fashion.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Bangkok in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hoi An: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Denpasar.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 3 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Waterbom Bali, get a dose of the wild on Gede Private Bali Driver, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, plan for slightly colder days in Denpasar, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bali travel guide

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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.
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