24 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

24 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Ayutthaya
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights

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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 3 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mae Haad Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bottle Beach and Hat Sadet Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Leela Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. August in Ko Pha-Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ayutthaya.
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Ayutthaya, Thailand — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Phra Ram. Get some cultural insight at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Maha That. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kudidao, make a trip to Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, and wander the streets of Wat Phra Khao Temple.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ayutthaya road trip site.

Getting from Ko Pha-Ngan to Ayutthaya by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Ayutthaya can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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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.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, make a trip to Wat Pha Lat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip builder app.

You can fly from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Chiang Rai.
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Chiang Rai, Thailand — 2 nights

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Valley Thailand, don't miss a visit to Wat Rong Khun, then see the interesting displays at Oub Kham Museum, and finally make a trip to Wat Klang Wiang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple).

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Rai day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Chiang Rai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and MandaLao Elephant Conservation. Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, wander the streets of Ban Phanom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xieng Mouane, and look for gifts at Hilltribe Heritage.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chua Tran Quoc and V'ancient. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Make the 28th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, then stroll through Cat Co 1 Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ti Top Beach, and finally Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay online journey maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Mỹ Sơn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see My Khe Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and go for a walk through Tra Que Vegetable Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In September in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Tan Dinh Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Independence Palace and On Lang Pagoda. Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to Song Be Golf Resort in Di An--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bitexco Financial Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, take a stroll through Pham Ngu Lao Street, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip app.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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