42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Komodo National Park, Indonesia
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Tegalalang, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Bophut, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, make a trip to Pub Street, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip builder website.

London, UK to Siem Reap is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang tour planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then head off the coast to Castaway Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will leave for Puerto Princesa on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 11th (Sun), see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef and then go for a walk through Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with Shark Diving Palawan, then stop by Baker's Hill, and then head off the coast to Cowrie Island.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Puerto Princesa takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Philippine Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Boracay, Philippines

— 3 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Dude's Island Activities, head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Puerto Princesa to Boracay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September in Boracay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Komodo National Park.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Originally established to protect the giant lizards that share its name, today Komodo National Park preserves all species of vegetation and wildlife found on its 29 islands, where the biodiversity has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Komodo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pink Beach and then don't miss a visit to Batu Bolong Reef.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Komodo National Park trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boracay to Komodo National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Tegalalang.

Things to do in Komodo National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Tegalalang, Indonesia

— 4 nights
The most famous Tegalalang tourist attractions are rice terraces, forming a landscape you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the world.
Tegalalang is known for parks, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, make a trip to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, relax and rejuvenate at Avani Spa at Aksari Resort Ubud, and relax in the rural setting at Kumulilir.

Before you visit Tegalalang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Komodo National Park to Tegalalang. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Tegalalang

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, stop by Chinatown, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore visit planning site.

You can fly from Tegalalang to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In September, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 4 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, walk around KLCC Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Bophut, Thailand

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bophut trip planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bophut in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bophut is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Bophut are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bagan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Bagan, Myanmar

— 2 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayan Gyi Temple. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananda Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bagan trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Bangkok to Bagan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Bagan due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

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.

Palawan Island travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · National Parks
Philippines’ Last Frontier; Tha (Spaniards’) Land of Promise

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.