14 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

14 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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George Town, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

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, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, shop like a local with Orchard Road, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Singapore trip builder website.

Durban, South Africa to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Durban in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Singapore. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip tool.

Getting from Singapore to Hoi An by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Singapore to Hoi An, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 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.
On the 11th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, look for gifts at Le Saigonais, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

George Town, Malaysia

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and then relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion and then get in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town trip planning website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to George Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Spas · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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 14th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then walk around KLCC Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, and then browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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.

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."