31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Denver, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planner.

Denver, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, wildlife, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop, and get a dose of the wild on Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, stop by Xinh Creations, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Siem Reap takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

1
night
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around KL Bird Park, then Head underground at Batu Caves, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, then stroll around KLCC Park, then get your game on at Laser Battle, and finally admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Kuala Lumpur in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Koh Tao to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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.
Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, take a stroll through Chinatown, and shop like a local with Orchard Road.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 16th (Tue) at some of the best spas. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life, experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Ubud tour planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for slightly colder days in Ubud, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Spas

7
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seminyak: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, browse the exhibits of Nacivet Art Gallery, get outside with SeaBali, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seminyak driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Seminyak, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 76°F at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kuta, Tanah Lot Temple, Pantai Sanur, Uluwatu Temple, Jimbaran Bay
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali

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