43 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

43 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Asia route planner

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 17th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luang Prabang, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in January: highs in Luang Prabang hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and laugh and play at Happy Farm PQ.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip maker site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Duong Dong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

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 30th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, then take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip tool.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally look for gifts at Blonde.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 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.
Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Orchard Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay, and stop by Chinatown.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 13th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and boost your wellbeing at Warin Spa.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Singapore to Ko Lanta takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ko Lanta when traveling from Singapore in February, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, and stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don vacation maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong holiday planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, get great views at Wat Saket, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday planner.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27: