45 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

45 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 2 nights
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Boracay, Philippines
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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: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, wander the streets of Old Quarter, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online day trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn something new at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar — 2 nights

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Green Season Travel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, and then appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 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, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap vacation planning app.

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 1 night

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 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

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

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City vacation planning app.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 4 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and walk around KL Bird Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur travel route builder tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Singapore, Singapore — 5 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, wander the streets of Chinatown, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore day trip website.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Denpasar.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Denpasar, Indonesia — 5 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's still lots to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, surround yourself with nature on Gede Private Bali Driver, indulge in some personalized pampering at Chantara Wellness & Spa, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Denpasar road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Denpasar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in July: highs in Denpasar hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bandar Seri Begawan.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam — 2 nights

The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, contemplate the long history of Istana Nurul Iman, and then walk around Tasek Lama Recreational Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, see the interesting displays at Royal Regalia Museum, and then get curious at Malay Technology Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bandar Seri Begawan route planning site.

Getting from Denpasar to Bandar Seri Begawan by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Denpasar in July, expect nights in Bandar Seri Begawan to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Boracay, Philippines — 4 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at 1Boracay. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, and make a trip to Boracay.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boracay road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bandar Seri Begawan to Boracay in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

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.
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Laos travel guide

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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.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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Myanmar travel guide

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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.
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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.
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Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.
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Brunei Darussalam travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings
A small but wealthy country benefiting hugely from large deposits of petroleum and natural gas, Brunei Darussalam sits on the vital sea routes connecting the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. While business-minded travelers make the trip to Brunei Darussalam to invest in some of Southeast Asia's biggest oil fields, tourists flock here to explore culturally rich cities and biologically diverse wilderness areas. National parks protect old-growth forests and coral reefs, providing a lush playground for intrepid hikers, bird-watchers, and divers. Well-rounded tours of Brunei Darussalam usually begin in Bandar Seri Begawan, a thriving capital city in which majestic mosques and modern museums contrast with a somewhat chaotic water village, where hundreds of private homes seem to float on the surface of the Brunei River.
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Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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