57 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

57 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tomb of Minh Mang and Thien Mu Pagoda. Spend the 2nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue day trip tool.

London, UK to Hue is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hue, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Hue at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 6 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ho Quoc Temple and Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to An Thoi to see Bai Tắm Sao about 34 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Truly Vietnam Travel, stroll through Vung Bau Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hue to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ta Prohm and Baphuon Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Samre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 16:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Phousi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Quarter Luang Prabang and MandaLao Elephant Conservation. Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang journey builder app.

Fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luang Prabang, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Wat Phra Singh. Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai travel planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket. Explore hidden gems such as Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, stop by New Era's Vienna, get great views at Karon Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Patong visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Patong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, Patong is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Relax by the water at Laem Tong Bay and Nui Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Long Beach. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and stroll through Ao Ton Sai.

Planning Ko Phi Phi Don trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Diamond Cliff Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island and stop by Lanta Animal Welfare.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In March in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Ko Lipe, Thailand

— 2 nights
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunrise Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe and then kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Lipe when traveling from Ko Lanta in March, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 5 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visit Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Bamboo Island. Go for a jaunt from Krabi Town to Phang Nga to see Phang Nga Elephant Park about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with The Dive Ao Nang, step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, and get outside with Huay Tho Waterfall Safaris.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Ko Lipe in March, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

Bophut, Thailand

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. Relax by the water at Maenam Beach and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stop by Classic International Suits.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut route maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Krabi Town in March: highs in Bophut hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bottle Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mae Haad Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through The Secret Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. In March in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Historic City of Ayutthaya. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

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.

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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.

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.