31 days in Tokyo & Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Tokyo & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Ueno Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Tokyo at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Denpasar.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, get a dose of the wild on Gede Private Bali Driver, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denpasar trip planning site.

Fly from Tokyo to Denpasar in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In March, Denpasar is much warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Sentosa Boardwalk about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, examine the collection at National Museum of Singapore, meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer.

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Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

Getting from Singapore to Patong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Singapore to Patong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online route builder.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip planning app.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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 22nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City route builder website.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in March, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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 24th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Hoi An, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

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.
On the 27th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and wander the streets of Old Quarter.

Before you visit Hanoi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Ma Te Sai, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at 100 Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and finally take in the views from Bamboo Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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