13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
5
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 1st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). On the next day, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hoi An attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday website .

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally look for gifts at Ambre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pub Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, shopping, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Railay Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, and head off the coast to Poda Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town vacation planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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