24 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

24 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, 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
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Ko Samet, Thailand
— 1 night
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 1 night
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Bus to Mae Sai, Drive to Tachilek, Fly to Yangon
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
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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 2nd (Fri), wander the streets of Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

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 3rd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay road trip site.

Do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and finally make a trip to Old Quarter Luang Prabang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Luangprabang Elephant Camp, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Vientiane, Laos

— 1 night
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 7th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, walk around Mekong Riverside Park, then examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, then pause for some photo ops at King Setthathirath Statue, and finally contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Vientiane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Vientiane

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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 8th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stroll around Diamond Island Park, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

Plan trip to Phnom Penh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Vientiane to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Temple Town

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Preah Khan. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of the Dead, take an in-depth tour of Angkor Panorama Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Samre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Ko Samet, Thailand

— 1 night
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Ao Nuan.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Ko Samet journey builder site.

Explore your travel options from Siem Reap to Ko Samet with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), relax and rejuvenate at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, and then take a memorable tour with Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Patong Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patong driving holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Patong. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Bophut, Thailand

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bophut visit website.

Getting from Patong to Bophut by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rajawongse Clothier and Terminal 21. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, stroll around Lumpini Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 1 night
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple).

Plan a trip to Chiang Rai easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Rai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bangkok, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 2 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for gifts at Yangoods Bogyoke Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus, car, and flight from Chiang Rai to Yangon (Rangoon) in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Myanmar Time (MMT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.