36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 1 night
2
Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
3
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 1 night
4
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
9
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
10
Phonsavan, Laos
— 1 night
11
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
12
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights


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1
night
Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tingaza Kyaung Monestary. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamuni Image, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwenandaw Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mandalay route maker tool.

Paris, France to Mandalay is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Myanmar Time is 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book ©
Mahamuni Image ©
Mahamuni Image

3
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Get some historical perspective at Dhammayan Gyi Temple and Shwesandaw Pagoda. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sulamani Guphaya Temple and Thatbyinnyu Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda, delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, and steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bagan holiday maker website.

Drive from Mandalay to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple

1
night
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Nyaungshwe ©
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Ei Ei Silver Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, and then view the masterpieces at Gallery 19.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Bagan to Nyaungshwe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Shopping Parks Nature
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Ei Ei Silver Shop ©
Ei Ei Silver Shop
Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake

2
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Rangoon War Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Young-On Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, thenwalk around Kandawgyi Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Nyaungshwe to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda
Sule Pagoda ©
Sule Pagoda

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Battlebox and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of Singapore and The Grande Whisky Collection. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Chinatown, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and take an in-depth tour of Asian Civilisations Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Singapore day trip planning tool.

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Singapore by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy. Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Drink Vietnam. On the 14th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

4
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.
Visit Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

4
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.
The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Maha That and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Nak Prok, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

2
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pha That Luang, contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat That Luang Neua, thentake in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Tich Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat Ong Teu. On your second day here, examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vientiane trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Vientiane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang

1
night
Phonsavan, Laos

Phonsavan ©
A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars, thensteep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Phonsavan visit planning site.

Fly from Vientiane to Phonsavan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre

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nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Xiengthong and Wat Jom Phet. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, and don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip builder app.

Fly from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong
Old Quarter Luang Prabang ©
Old Quarter Luang Prabang

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Explore hidden gems such as Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Authentic Bat Trang. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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