18 days in Hong Kong & Southeast Asia Itinerary

18 days in Hong Kong & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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18 days in Hong Kong & Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Mexico City, Mexico

1
night
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 28th (Sat), head off the coast to Po Lin Monastery, trek along Peng Yu Path, hike along Dragon's Back, then catch some excitement at Sandbox VR, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong route maker tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Hong Kong is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Hong Kong is 14 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Hong Kong to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
On the 30th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay tour builder tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, take a stroll through Pham Ngu Lao Street, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally take a stroll through Saigon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker website .

Getting from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh
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Speed Boats Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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 3rd (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samai Distillery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Bassac Lane and then explore the activities along Mekong River.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Mekong River ©
Mekong River

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
On the 4th (Sat), stop by Louise Loubatieres and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, explore the ancient world of Banteay Samre, then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, and finally explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planner .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
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 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Suan Dok Gate and then explore the galleries of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip website .

Getting from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary ©
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): wander the streets of Khao San Road, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok journey planning site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In April in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 11th (Sat), take a stroll through Chinatown, snap pictures at The Helix Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, then head outdoors with City Scoot, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Singapore itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Singapore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Singapore. In April in Singapore, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Battlebox ©
Battlebox

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