22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand — 5 nights

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Phuket Town is known for historic sites, adventure, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of local nightlife at Endless Summer Phuket, and head outdoors with The Junk Liveaboards.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Phuket Town holiday planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Phuket Town is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Phuket Town reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, and then stroll through KL Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around KLCC Park, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then stop by Happy Creations.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In June in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

George Town, Malaysia — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, make a trip to Chew Jetty, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to George Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Johor Bahru.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Johor Bahru, Malaysia — 3 nights

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Thomas Town - Puteri Harbour and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at KSL City Mall and then browse the different shops at Johor Bahru City Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Johor Bahru online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Johor Bahru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melaka.
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Shopping · Theme Parks
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Melaka, Malaysia — 2 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, relax and rejuvenate at Woodbox Fitness, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, and contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melaka trip planner.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Melaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Melaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Singapore.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 7th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, then examine the collection at The Gem Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, and finally pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Singapore, then make a trip to Gardens by the Bay, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Singapore itinerary planner.

You can drive from Melaka to Singapore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Phuket travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Penang travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."
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Johor travel guide

3.1
Water Parks · Shopping Malls · Theme Parks
Abode of Dignity
Johor, one of Malaysia's most developed states, features monarchical and religious architecture among its university towns and government districts that also offer impressive engineering and modern cultural hotspots. Smaller settlements provide nice walking routes along rivers, or up to natural landmarks, such as waterfalls, mountains, hot springs, and fishing lakes. Offshore, visitors flock to popular dive spots because of the rich marine diversity hidden beneath the calm waters.
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