36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Francisco B. Reyes, Ferry to El Nido
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El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Zipline. Get outdoors at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi vacation builder site.

Edinburgh, UK to Langkawi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: high temperatures in Langkawi hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

George Town, Malaysia

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Armenian Street and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple will appeal to history buffs. Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Khoo Kongsi will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple and stop by Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town road trip app.

Fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Pavilion KL. Get a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and Shalini Ganendra Fine Art. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with BB Park Bukit Bintang, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

You can fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Melaka, Malaysia

— 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and then make a trip to The Huskitory.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melaka online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Singapore.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Singapore, Singapore

— 6 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get outdoors at East Coast Park and MacRitchie Nature Trail. For shopping fun, head to Clarke Quay or VivoCity. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery Singapore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip website.

You can drive from Melaka to Singapore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Singapore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seminyak.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:

Seminyak, Indonesia

— 6 nights
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 in touch with nature at Nusa Dua Beach and Balangan Beach. Tanah Lot Temple and Nyaman Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seminyak: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Pandawa Beach (in Kuta) and Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, see some colorful creatures with Joe's Gone Diving, and stop by Feather & Find.

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Traveling by flight from Singapore to Seminyak takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Singapore in August, you will find days in Seminyak are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Threads of Life and Wayan's Shop. Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Mason Elephant Park in Tegalalang--about 38 minutes away. On the 29th (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, explore the world behind art at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ubud day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Ubud sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

Boracay, Philippines

— 2 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
On the 31st (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at 1Boracay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planner.

Getting from Ubud to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Cebu City, Philippines

— 2 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

El Nido, Philippines

— 2 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Small Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to El Nido in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

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.

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.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
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.