32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Seminyak, Indonesia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City route planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 4 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Truly Vietnam Travel, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom, savor the flavors at Beer Fridge, and contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong day trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver, delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap holiday builder app.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang vacation planning app.

Getting from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot, and admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Krabi Town.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Krabi Town, Thailand — 4 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Go for a jaunt from Krabi Town to Phang Nga to see Phang Nga Elephant Park about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Palm Spa, take a tour by water with Sawasdee Divers Krabi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with 3Willys Diving Phuket, stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, have fun at Sam Collection, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at A&F Tour Travel.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.
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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.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, get great views at Fort Siloso Skywalk, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Singapore in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Singapore sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seminyak.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Seminyak, Indonesia — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran), Pantai Sanur (in Sanur) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple, soothe aching muscles at Fortitude Bali, and look for gifts at Asia Silver.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seminyak trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Seminyak takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. December in Seminyak sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for home.
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