23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly to Chumphon, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Pattaya
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Fly to Van Don, Bus to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 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 in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip site.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Bangkok is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 13 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in September, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Ayutthaya.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Ayutthaya, Thailand — 1 night

Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Senasanaram Ratworawihan, then delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ayutthaya day trip website.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore and take pictures at John-Suwan Viewpoint and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Ayutthaya to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. September in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pattaya.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Pattaya, Thailand — 1 night

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth, look for gifts at Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pattaya trip app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Pattaya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Pattaya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siem Reap.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 nights

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 15th (Fri): make a trip to Pub Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Prolung Khmer Pottery and Weaving Center, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Siem Reap trip planner.

Getting from Pattaya to Siem Reap by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 nights

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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, stroll through Phnom Penh Taxi Expert, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

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 (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - InterContinental, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Lotus Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally look for gifts at The House of Saigon.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Shopping · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hoi An are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 1 night

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, get outside with Outdoor Activities, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the wide array of goods at YNOT.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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