38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Kuta, Indonesia — 2 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Ubud (Spas & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, browse the different shops at Samasta Lifestyle Village, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and look for gifts at Reva Jewellery - Boutique.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuta trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Kuta is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In January, Kuta is a bit warmer than Wellington - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and make a trip to Orchard Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kuta to Singapore by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Merdeka Square, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and then stroll around KL Bird Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Patong.
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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong), Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Patong online road trip planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Patong due to the time zone difference. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 29th (Sun), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Patong to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel 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: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and get great views at Wat Saket.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 4 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by Mengrai Kilns, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai road trip site.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in February, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

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: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, and stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang travel planning site.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Luang Prabang: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi day trip site.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 5 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Sat), browse the different shops at Eden Garden Mall, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then stop by Phka Kn'jay Fashion Boutique. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh route website.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City planner.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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