35 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

35 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia — 3 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
When in Ubud, make a side trip to see Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari in Sanur, approximately Sanur away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, Head underground at Elephant Cave, and don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ubud online day trip planner.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Ubud is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Croix to Ubud is 12 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Seminyak.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Spas
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Seminyak, Indonesia — 5 nights

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seminyak: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Sanur (Pantai Sanur, Gede Private Bali Driver, &more). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery, stop by Nyaman Boutique, and explore the galleries of Nyaman Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seminyak trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Singapore.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Singapore, Singapore — 4 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Singapore Flyer, wander the streets of Chinatown, explore the activities along Marina Bay, and admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seminyak to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In September, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
On the 4th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, look for gifts at Buom Boutique, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 1 night

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 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip builder website.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and get engrossed in the history at Angkor National Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang sightseeing planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Siem Reap in October since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 2 nights

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
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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.
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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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