15 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

15 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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15 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary website .

Vancouver, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time is 15 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and finally explore the ancient world of Pre Rup. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally make a trip to Pub Street.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Siem Reap online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
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, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Singapore route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Siem Reap to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

2
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.
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then look for gifts at Tired City Hang Bong. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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