59 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

59 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Ko Samet, Thailand
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
11
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Singapore Zoo and Tanjong Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palawan Beach and Siloso Beach. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, head off the coast to Southernmost point of Asia, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Singapore driving holiday website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Singapore is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve ©
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Patong Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Relax by the water at Karon Beach and Freedom Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ao Sane (in Nai Harn) and Chalong (Phuket Big Buddha & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and stroll through Surin Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Patong online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Patong is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Rawai, Choeng Thale, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park ©
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to Railay Beach and Phang Nga Elephant Park. Relax by the water at PhraNang Cave Beach and Natai Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ao Nang Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Had Yao, take in the waterfront activity at Koh Lao Lading, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Krabi Town day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Natai Beach, Phang Nga Elephant Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

4
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Laem Thian. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sai Nuan Beach and Rocky Bay. Make the 6th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. On the 7th (Mon), spend a cool day on the water with Unseen Tours Koh Tao. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sai Daeng Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in January since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao
Climbing Tours

5
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 in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan are in your itinerary. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Thai Elephant Home, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

3
nights
Ko Samet, Thailand

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Visiting Ao Wai and Ao Wong Duean will get you outdoors. Visit Ao Prao Beach and Ao Cho for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Ao Kiu Na Nok and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Karang (Ao Pakarang).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Samet holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Ko Samet. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Phai ©
Ao Phai

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Get outdoors at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Safari World. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram & Wat Mahathat). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ko Samet to Bangkok with the Route module. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Ancient City
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, don't miss a visit to Banteay Kdei, and get where you need to go with Mr Vuthy Transport.

Plan a Siem Reap trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Escape the urban bustle at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Hanoi with an excursion to Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery in Tam Dao--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along West Lake, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

4
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
We've included these beaches for you: Kalitang Beach and Malwayuyo Beach. Get in touch with nature at Banol Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Darala, and explore the activities along Kayangan Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coron route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Coron takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Coron. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden

7
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pantai Sanur and Kuta Beach - Bali. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Singosari Temple. Explore Seminyak's surroundings by going to Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang), Karang Beach (in Sanur) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nusa Dua Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bingin Beach, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seminyak trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Coron to Seminyak takes 8.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Seminyak can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pecatu, Denpasar, Tirta Empul Temple, Nusa Dua Beach, Jimbaran Bay
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

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