31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quan Thanh Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at D&C Art Gallery HQ. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư and then surround yourself with nature on Asia Travel Legend.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi online itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Halong Bay, Vietnam — 3 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.
Cua Van Floating Village and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Bai Chay Beach and Climbing Tours. Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Ha Long Market (in Ha Long) and Giac Tam Buddhist Zen Monastery (in Van Don). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Ti Top Beach and indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a stroll through Ta Hien Street and then explore the wide array of goods at YNOT.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cantonese Assembly Hall are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Rubin Cloth Shop. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nha Trang.
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Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Nha Trang, Vietnam — 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Hon Chong. Get some cultural insight at Suoi Do Pagoda and Long Thanh Photo Studio. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Ba Ho Waterfall, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stop by XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip maker site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally explore the galleries of Art Arcade. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Phnom Penh.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 1 night

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 18th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Serkal Mosque, and then stroll through Phnom Penh Taxi Expert.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh road trip planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Private Car Driver, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mr. Nin Tuk Tuk Driver, and then hunt for treasures at Made in Cambodia Market. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wayist Spiritual Energy Center and then look for gifts at Sombai Cambodian Liqueur / Workshop & Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap attractions planner.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Luang Prabang, Laos — 2 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.
On the 21st (Tue), stop by Whisky Village, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, and finally look for gifts at Passa Paa. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ban Phanom, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Siem Reap in March since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, stroll through Karen Elephant Family, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkchat Meditation Retreat, and finally boost your wellbeing at The Gentle Massage And Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and then catch the contagious excitement of Pong Horse Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bophut.
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Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Bophut, Thailand — 4 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Discover out-of-the-way places like CSI: SAMUI Dive School and Koh Samui Golf Academy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laem Sor Pagoda and Wat Khao Chedi. Step out of Bophut with an excursion to KoKo Gallery in Maret--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Khun Si Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and get a dose of the wild on Koh Samui Scooter Passion.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bophut online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in March: highs in Bophut hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

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 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pathum Wanaram, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, make a trip to Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, and then stop by Raja's Fashions.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok road trip planning website.

Fly from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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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Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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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Laos travel guide

3.9
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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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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