23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
8
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Glasgow, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Vat Visounarath, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xieng Thong, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang online trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

3
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Siem Reap when traveling from Luang Prabang in March, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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.
On the 27th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Spas
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

3
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak ©
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 out of town with these interesting Seminyak side-trips: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, admire the masterpieces at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, explore the galleries of Reservoart, and look for gifts at Reva Jewellery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seminyak road trip website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Seminyak in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Seminyak due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, expect nights in Seminyak to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Seminyak

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Waterbom Bali
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 31st (Wed), stroll through Mason Elephant Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Threads of Life, then stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ubud online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and meet the residents at Singapore Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Singapore holiday planner.

Fly from Ubud to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by Like A Boss, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, then practice your aim at Game Space Laser Battle, then view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, and finally make a trip to Patong Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Patong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Patong due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Patong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel route builder.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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