27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Tuguegarao, Taxi to Sagada
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Sagada, Philippines
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baguio, Philippines
— 2 nights
Bus to Terminal 1 Arrivals Area Rd, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Parañaque City, Manila, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Drive to Tagaytay
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Tagaytay, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Manila, Philippines — 2 nights

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 21st (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manila travel route site.

Toronto, Canada to Manila is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Manila is 13 hours. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Manila to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sagada.
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Sagada, Philippines — 3 nights

Occupying a cool, scenic position up in the hills, Sagada shows little colonial Spanish influence, unlike much of the country.
On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bomod-Ok (Big) Falls, then hike along Echo Valley, then Head underground at Sumaguing Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagada road trip planning website.

Getting from Manila to Sagada by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, Sagada is little chillier than Manila - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baguio.
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Baguio, Philippines — 2 nights

With its mountain location, Baguio has long been seen as a pleasant retreat from the lowland areas.
Step out of Baguio with an excursion to Mount Ulap in Itogon--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ben Cab Museum, admire the natural beauty at Baguio Botanical Garden, visit Ifugao Woodcarvers' Village, and make a splash at Riverview Water Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baguio trip app.

You can drive from Sagada to Baguio in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Baguio are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to El Nido.
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Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

El Nido, Philippines — 2 nights

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
El Nido Adventure Tours has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach will get you outdoors. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach and stroll through Secret Lagoon Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Nido trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Baguio to El Nido takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 night

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 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi visit site.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Hanoi takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from El Nido to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

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 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buu Long Mountain, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ho Chi Minh City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

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 the long history of The Grand Palace, take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.
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Phuket Town, Thailand — 1 night

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and then kick back and relax at Karon Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Phuket Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Phuket Town is slightly colder than Bangkok - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Chinatown, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then play a few rounds at K's Island Golf Academy Malaysia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll around KLCC Park, pause for some photo ops at ‘Torana’ Gate, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, then take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tagaytay.
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Tagaytay, Philippines — 2 nights

Stretching out along a mountain ridge, the resort town of Tagaytay offers rest and relaxation for many of those who live in Manila.
On the 12th (Sun), walk around Picnic Grove, see the interesting displays at Puzzle Mansion Bed & Breakfast, then take a stroll through Twin Lakes, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Taal Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club, then play a few rounds at The Orchard Golf & Country Club, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tierra de Maria.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tagaytay trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Kuala Lumpur to Tagaytay with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May since evenings lows in Tagaytay dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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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.
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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.
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Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.
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