43 days in Southeast Asia & South Korea Itinerary

43 days in Southeast Asia & South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
5
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
8
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 4 nights
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
10
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
11
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights

3
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hanoi itinerary app.

Glasgow, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Mengrai Kilns, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Elephant Rescue Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai attractions planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangkok attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Raja's Fashions ©
Raja's Fashions
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and relax and rejuvenate at Thai Zen Spa.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Green Elephant Sanctuary Park in Choeng Thale, approximately Choeng Thale away. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, look for gifts at Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Patong in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Banana Beach, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, wander the streets of Chinatown, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip planner.

Fly from Patong to Singapore in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, thenstroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mason Elephant Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud road trip planning site.

Getting from Singapore to Ubud by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In January in Ubud, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari, Tirta Empul Temple, Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Mason Elephant Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali, kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store, and view the masterpieces at Nyaman Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seminyak trip planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Seminyak can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Kuta, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, thenhunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

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Traveling by flight from Seminyak to Ho Chi Minh City takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January; daily highs in Hoi An reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Jeju Museum of Art.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip maker tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Jeju in 9 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hoi An to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Sarabong Park ©
Sarabong Park

4
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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul attractions planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January in Seoul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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