53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Fly to Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
— 10 nights
Drive
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lotus Water Puppet Theater as well as Temple of Literature & National University. Attractions like Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Old Quarter make great kid-friendly stops.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planning app.

Saint Louis, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 4 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.
Amazing Ninh Binh has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Ninh Binh to Gia Sinh to see Bai Dinh Pagoda about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ninh Binh day trip planning website.

Getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.
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Da Nang, Vietnam — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hot spring Park, Asia Park and Da Nang Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Marble Mountains and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Da Nang: Hoi An (Thanh Ha Terracotta Park & Japanese Covered Bridge). Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Ba Na Hills SunWorld. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Da Nang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ninh Binh in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Da Nang: highs are around 82°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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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.
VinWonders Nam Hội An has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Hoi An Ancient Town and Spas.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.
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Phuket Town, Thailand — 6 nights

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Tree Phuket, Shell World Museum and Phuket Bird Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Big Buddha Phuket and Wat Ban Ko Si Rea. When in Phuket Town, make a side trip to see Naiyang Beach in Nai Yang, approximately Nai Yang away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkol Nimit, examine the collection at Snake Kingdom, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Phuket.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phuket Town trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hoi An to Phuket Town takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Phuket Town, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 6 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You've now added Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach will thrill your kids. When in Krabi Town, make a side trip to see Ko Hong in Ao Luek, approximately Ao Luek away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Khanap Nam Cave.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Phuket Town to Krabi Town by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Ko Lanta.
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Ko Lanta, Thailand — 7 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Family-friendly places like Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Koh Rok Island will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Khlong Dao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. April in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 10 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cloud Forest, Singapore Discovery Centre, Treetop Walk, and other attractions. Family-friendly places like Singapore Zoo and Singapore Flyer will thrill your kids. Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to River Walk in Melaka, about 2h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Fort Siloso Skywalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Ko Lanta to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lanta to Singapore is 1 hour. In April in Singapore, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melaka.
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Melaka, Malaysia — 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., then make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, and finally see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Singapore to Melaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. April in Melaka sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

Lion City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Treetop Walk, Japanese Cemetery Park, Changi Jurassic Mile, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Peranakan Houses, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Changi Jurassic Mile, and finally admire the natural beauty at Steel in Bloom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mariamman Temple, then find something for the whole family at Haw Par Villa, and then head outdoors with Treetop Walk.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Singapore online itinerary planner.

Drive from Melaka to Singapore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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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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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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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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