28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Chattanooga, United States
Fly:  33​h
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
Chattanooga, United States

2
days
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak ©
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Don Antonio Blanco Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero Monument, then make a splash at Waterbom Bali, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seminyak trip planner.

Chattanooga, USA to Seminyak is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Chattanooga to Seminyak, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chattanooga in September, Seminyak is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Seminyak

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ubud, Kuta, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
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Neka Art Museum ©
Neka Art Museum
Tanah Lot Temple ©
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

3
days
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and National Museum. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Genting Highlands and see Chin Swee Cave Temple, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seminyak to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Chin Swee Cave Temple, Sky Simulator, Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers

5
days
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Images of Singapore LIVE and Chinatown. Appreciate the collections at Asian Civilisations Museum and National Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Trick Eye Museum Singapore, browse the exhibits of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and stroll through Singapore Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Singapore travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Singapore sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Images of Singapore LIVE ©
Images of Singapore LIVE
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

2
days
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 16th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, see the interesting displays at Ho Chi Minh City Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then stroll through Tao Dan Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Thuy Design House, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Giac Lam Pagoda.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

1
day
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hue vacation planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Tours
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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) ©
Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and One Pillar Pagoda. Let the collections at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnam Military History Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and look for gifts at Indigo Store.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

3
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei are in your itinerary. Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Banteay Kdei, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and play a few rounds at Angkor Golf Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
days
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then look for gifts at D.Hindley.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. September in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

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Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then examine the collection at The National Museum Bangkok, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, then admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), and finally explore the historical opulence of Vimanmek Mansion.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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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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