60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Lily Hayes
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Padang Bai, Ferry to Gili Trawangan
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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sanur, Taxi to Canggu
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Canggu, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 5 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 One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi Free Private Tour Guide, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and don't miss a visit to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi online trip planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Hoi An.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes An Bang Beach as well as Central Market.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Da Nang.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Da Nang, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Ba Na Hills SunWorld. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains and make a trip to Lady Buddha.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Da Nang are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Central Market, Kamonohashi Project Angkor Night Market shop, Psar Chaa - Old Market, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pub Street and brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Tours · Shopping · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Russian Market, Old Market, Wat Langka, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, explore and take pictures at Central Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and examine the collection at National Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ba Thien Hau Temple, Phung Son Pagoda, Emperor Jade Pagoda, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary site.

Drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 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. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ubud.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Ubud, Indonesia — 3 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Campuhan Ridge Walk and Kanto Lampo Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, admire the sheer force of Kanto Lampo Waterfall, and then take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ubud itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Ubud by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in July: highs in Ubud hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Gili Trawangan.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia — 2 nights

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, get outside with Paddle Gili, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Agung Baiturrahman and then make a trip to Surf Point Bongkas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Gili Trawangan itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Ubud to Gili Trawangan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ubud in July, Gili Trawangan is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canggu.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Canggu, Indonesia — 3 nights

Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the famous Kuta Beach, the once small fishing village of Canggu has now become synonymous with a popular stretch of beach resorts and Western-owned villas.
Go for a jaunt from Canggu to Beraban to see Tanah Lot Temple about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Batu Bolong Beach, make a splash at Taman Segara Madu, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canggu trip app.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Canggu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Canggu when traveling from Gili Trawangan in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Guan Yin Temple Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club, KL Forest Eco Park, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ramayana Cave. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, don't miss a visit to Medan Pasar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamek Mosque, then shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, then admire the local landmark of Dataran Merdeka, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Selangor Club.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur route planning website.

Fly from Canggu to Kuala Lumpur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Canggu in August, you will find days in Kuala Lumpur are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vientiane.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Vientiane, Laos — 4 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lao National Cultural Hall, Wat Inpeng, Wat Mixai, and other attractions. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), pause for some photo ops at Patuxai, and stroll through Buddha Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Vientiane road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Luang Prabang.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

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.
You've added Wat Mahathat, Royal Palace Museum, Wat Pa Phai, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Vat Visounarath, then admire the striking features of Wat Siphoutthabat Thippharam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pa Phai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xieng Mouane. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Hua Xiang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mahathat, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, then don't miss a visit to Wat Aham, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and finally examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang road trip tool.

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bangkok.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Bangkok, Thailand — 5 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your list of things to see and do now includes J. Boroski Mixology, A R Sutton & Co Engineers Siam (Iron Balls), Soi Cowboy, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, and stop by Khaosan Road.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pattaya.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:

Pattaya, Thailand — 1 night

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
You've now added The Sanctuary Of Truth to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Pattaya, admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, and then take a stroll through Beach road.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pattaya trip site.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Chiang Mai.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 4 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kad Luang - Warorot Market, Three Kings Monument, Wat Chiang Man, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip app.

Getting from Pattaya to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Patong.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Classes
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong online travel route planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 1 night

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and finally Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Krabi Town, Thailand — 2 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 25th (Thu), walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), relax and rejuvenate at AoNang Cliff Beach Resort Fitness Club, enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and finally stroll through Railay Beach. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Aqua Vision Dive Center , then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and finally look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. In August in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bophut.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Bophut, Thailand — 1 night

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Krabi Town in August, with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand — 2 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at The Secret Beach, kick back and relax at Haad Yao Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae Haad Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Koh Ma, and finally kick back and relax at Ao Chaloklum Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, stroll through Bottle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hat Sadet Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Haad Rin.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Singapore.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes East Coast Park, The Helix Bridge, Tippling Club, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for gifts at The Jiao Luo Shop, join in the after-dark buzz at Tippling Club, then get a taste of local nightlife at Native, and finally hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, walk around Fort Canning Park, get from here to there with Singapore River Cruise, then browse the different shops at Clarke Quay, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Marina Bay.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Singapore takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Singapore. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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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Indonesia travel guide

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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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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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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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Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.
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