37 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

37 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ubud, Indonesia — 4 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Step out of Ubud to go to Sanur and see Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, examine the collection at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave, and make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ubud vacation builder website.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Ubud is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from St. Croix to Ubud. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuta.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Kuta, Indonesia — 3 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Blue Paradise Diving (in Sanur) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Waterbom Bali, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pura Dalem Pengembak, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuta driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Ubud to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kuta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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 30th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the galleries of Aitch Space, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online travel planner.

You can fly from Kuta to Ho Chi Minh City in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Kuta to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Phnom Penh Taxi Expert, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then find something for the whole family at Fly Phnom Penh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh day trip planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
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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 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and stop by Xinh Creations.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning tool.

Getting from Siem Reap to Hoi An by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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.
On the 11th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and look for gifts at Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Vientiane.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then hunt for treasures at Morning Market, and finally browse the different shops at Talat Sao. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, then snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, then stroll around Buddha Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ong Teu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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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.
Step out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip planner.

Getting from Vientiane to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Tue).
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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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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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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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