33 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

33 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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33 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  27​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
4
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Dong Hoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Orlando, United States

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). The Grand Palace and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Mahathat, & more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, surround yourself with nature on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and explore the activities along Chao Phraya River.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip app .

Orlando, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Shop till you drop at Mengrai Kilns and Mae Hia Fresh Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Wang to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and then explore the galleries of Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, Siem Reap is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visiting Patong Beach and Freedom Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Big Buddha Phuket and The Phuket Gallery. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Banana Walk, and view the masterpieces at Patong Inn Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Tired City Hang Bong. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Vietnam Cultural, and view the masterpieces at Bui Mai Hien Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Hanoi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

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.
Get outdoors at The Marble Mountains and My Khe Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Da Nang side-trips: Hue (Imperial City, Tinh Hoa Art Shop, & more). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Da Nang trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Da Nang sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hue
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour itinerary planning website .

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at War Remnants Museum and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Get some historical perspective at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and The Independence Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Buu Long Mountain in Bien Hoa (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, do some two-wheel cruising with Countryside Adventures, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Buu Long Mountain
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Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

6
nights
Dong Hoi, Vietnam

Dong Hoi ©
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
We've included these beaches for you: Cua Tung Beach and Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach). Get in touch with nature at The Duck Stop and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Venture out of the city with trips to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Hang Toi (Dark Cave), Paradise Cave, & more). Next up on the itinerary: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tam Toa Church.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dong Hoi route builder tool .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will leave for Bangkok on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Cua Tung Beach
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and then wander the streets of Khao San Road.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dong Hoi to Bangkok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon
Khao San Road ©
Khao San Road

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