55 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

55 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 8 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore — 8 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: stroll through Gardens by the Bay, take a stroll through Chinatown, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip itinerary app.

Manchester, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Singapore. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get much hotter in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 2:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 4 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get a taste of the local shopping with BB Park Bukit Bintang.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur route planner.

Fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Bangkok, Thailand — 5 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: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

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Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 7 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.
Spend the 15th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 18:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Central Market, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and view the masterpieces at Vietnam ART Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Nha Trang.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Nha Trang, Vietnam — 2 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nha Trang Beach and then get in on the family fun at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Hoi An, Vietnam — 4 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Hue, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hue day trip app.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Da Nang, Vietnam — 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the next day, make a trip to Lady Buddha, then stop by Namaka Jewelry, and then take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

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You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Da Nang sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 2 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Da Nang to Ninh Binh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sapa.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Sapa, Vietnam — 2 nights

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 5th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain and then don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sapa tour planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Sapa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

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.
On the 7th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online vacation planner.

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cat Ba.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Cat Ba, Vietnam — 2 nights

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Monkey Island and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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