52 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila
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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 4 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.
Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun). Spend the 17th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, learn and have fun at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai tour itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect Chiang Mai to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Vientiane.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Vientiane, Laos — 2 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, make a trip to Wat Ong Teu, and pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vientiane trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and car from Chiang Mai to Vientiane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Luang Prabang, Laos — 4 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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, and make a trip to Vat Visounarath.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for Puerto Princesa on the 24th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Puerto Princesa, Philippines — 1 night

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 25th (Sun), see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, then stop by Baker's Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Puerto Princesa in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luang Prabang to Puerto Princesa. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Boracay, Philippines — 5 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Dedicate the 28th (Wed) to wine at 1Boracay. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at White Beach, play a few rounds at Golf Fairways & Bluewater Boracay, and step off the mainland to explore Crocodile Island.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boracay tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Puerto Princesa to Boracay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Manila.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

Manila, Philippines — 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 1st (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Malate Church, then walk around Rizal Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. July in Manila sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Kuta.
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Kuta, Indonesia — 3 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Step out of Kuta with an excursion to Uluwatu Temple in Pecatu--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, kick back and relax at Pandawa Beach, stop by Oriental Jewelery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuta Beach - Bali.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuta trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Manila to Kuta by flight takes about 7 hours. When traveling from Manila in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuta, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seminyak.
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Seminyak, Indonesia — 2 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.
On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Seminyak Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Asia Silver. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seminyak travel planning website.

Seminyak is very close to Kuta. In July, daily temperatures in Seminyak can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ubud.
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Ubud, Indonesia — 5 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Ubud is known for parks, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, examine the collection at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave, and make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ubud journey planning tool.

You can drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Krabi Town.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Krabi Town, Thailand — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Royal Palm Spa, see some colorful creatures with Sawasdee Divers Krabi, take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, and kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Krabi Town trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Krabi Town takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Ubud to Krabi Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at David Jone Fashion, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Patong day trip site.

You can take a shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In July in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

Bangkok, Thailand — 4 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, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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.
On the 31st (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online journey planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Thailand travel guide

3.8
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.
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Laos travel guide

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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.
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Philippines travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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Indonesia travel guide

4.3
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.
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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.
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