50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Langkawi, Fly to Penang
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George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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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
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Art In Paradise and Atma Alam Batik Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, meet the residents at Underwater World Langkawi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Langkawi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Malaysia Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect nights in Langkawi to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are much warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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George Town, Malaysia

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armenian Street and Fort Cornwallis. Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, and see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the George Town trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. December in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Tup Island. We've included these beaches for you: Long Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Step out of Krabi Town with an excursion to Lanta Animal Welfare in Ban Sala Dan--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, step off the mainland to explore Chicken Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from George Town to Krabi Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

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Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Banana Beach and Nai Harn Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP). Step out of Patong with an excursion to Promthep Cape in Rawai--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Monkey Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, cool off at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip website.

Drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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Pattaya, Thailand

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Pattaya Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Wang Sam Sien. Step out of Pattaya to go to Si Racha and see Khao Kheow Open Zoo, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya, buy something for everyone on your list at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pattaya road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Pattaya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Town

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.
Get some cultural insight at Beng Mealea and War Museum Cambodia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pre Rup and Terrace of the Elephants. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, admire the masterpieces at Angkor Panorama Museum, see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap vacation planner.

Drive from Pattaya to Siem Reap in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In January in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

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Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
Visiting Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Visit Wat Choumkhong and Wat Xiengthong for their historical value. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Manorom, admire the masterpieces at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, and steep yourself in history at Wat Tat Luang.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang travel route builder site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Siem Reap in January; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

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Huay Xai, Laos

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huay Xai trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Rescue Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. In January in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Visiting Bai Tu Long Bay and Dau Go Cave will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Minh Chau beach and Quan Lan Beach. On the 24th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Thermal Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Lady Buddha & My Khe Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An route builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

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Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.