27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry to Krabi Town Pier, Fly to Ngurah Rai
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Bangsal, Drive to Senggigi, Bus to Lombok International Airport, Foot to Lombok, Fly to Singapore Changi
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— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. On the next day, make a trip to Bitexco Financial Tower, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online tour planner.

Cleveland, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Cleveland to Ho Chi Minh City. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cleveland in January: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 89°F and lows are around 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Da Bao Real Leather and Walking tours. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, admire the landmark architecture of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An route tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, things will get a bit cooler in Hoi An: highs are around 77°F and lows about 67°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi visit planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay day trip app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Hanoi, Vietnam

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Rescue Park and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll the grounds of Chang Khlan Cemetery, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip site.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, Ko Phi Phi Don is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud vacation builder.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ubud by combination of ferry and flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ubud is 1 hour. In January in Ubud, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Nusa Penida, Indonesia

— 4 nights
The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kelingking Beach and Angel's Billabong. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Pasih Uug Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Gamat Bay, and explore the stunning scenery at Tembeling Beach and Forest.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nusa Penida trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

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

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Battlebox and Flight Experience. There's much more to do: stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, get outside with City Scoot, get to know the fascinating history of The Helix Bridge, and examine the collection at The Intan.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Singapore road trip planner.

Getting from Nusa Penida to Singapore by combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.