35 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

35 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Con Son, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive to Da Nang International Airport, Fly to Duluth

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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.
When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, approximately Cat Ba away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay tour planner.

Duluth, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 34-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Duluth to Halong Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planning app.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang journey builder website.

Fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 2 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun and then make a trip to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chiang Rai holiday planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. June in Chiang Rai sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

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.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Shiraz Jewelry, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online vacation planner.

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and then get outside with Rent A Scooter Bangkok.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Bangkok sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 3 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Sairee Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao tour builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. June in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, expand your horizons at Khmer Ceramics Centre, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap day trip planning app.

Getting from Koh Tao to Siem Reap by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. July in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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 5th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Con Son, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Con Dao National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and contemplate the long history of Con Dao Prison.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Con Son road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Cua Dai Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour planner.

You can fly from Con Son to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Con Dao Islands travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Military Museums