31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, stroll through Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

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

Billund, Denmark to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Chiang Mai is 6 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Billund in April: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

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.
Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Road. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online trip builder.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices. Patong Inn Art and Big Buddha Phuket are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, revel in the low prices at Royal Armani Suit, and view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Patong day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in May, expect Patong to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

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.
Head to Orchard Road and Clarke Quayfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Jurong Bird Park and City Scoot. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, view the masterpieces at Katia Verde Art Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Gardens by the Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip planner.

Getting from Patong to Singapore by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Patong to Singapore is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Kinokuniya Book Stores. Get some cultural insight at Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Thai Zen Spa, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and finally delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then look for gifts at Maison Apsara, and then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Central Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip planning tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

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 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally examine the collection at Drink Vietnam. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then explore the world behind art at Artinus 3D Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Marble Mountains and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Central Marketfor some retail therapy. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at TiredCity Hang Bong and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Shop till you drop at Empty Wall Gallery and A Dong Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Klimt Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.