59 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

59 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
7
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
13
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
14
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary site .

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and admire the striking features of Wat Xieng Thong.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai route planner .

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club, indulge your taste buds at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan travel route app .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Chiang Mai in March, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong), Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Game Space Laser Battle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patong tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in March, expect little chillier with lows of 27°C in Patong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Karon Beach, Phang Nga Elephant Park, Big Buddha Phuket
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

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, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

5
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), head off the coast to Ko Rok Nok, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta road trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Ko Rok Nok ©
Ko Rok Nok

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
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 Universal Studios Singapore about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and shop like a local with Orchard Road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Singapore vacation app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lanta to Singapore takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Singapore Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Singapore are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang) and Shark Diving (in Amed). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Five Art Studio.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip planner .

You can fly from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. April in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Museums Spas

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple, Shark Diving
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park

5
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak ©
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Get out of town with these interesting Seminyak side-trips: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Sanur (Pura Dalem Pengembak, Pantai Sanur, & more). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and let little ones run wild at Cubby House Kids Club.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seminyak travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Seminyak

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Kuta, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
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Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Seminyak to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seminyak to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seminyak in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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 21st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then don't miss a visit to Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

5
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get engrossed in the history at Escape Break.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online trip builder .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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