42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cebu City, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Barton, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Nido, Philippines
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Coron, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Gili Air, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sanur, Taxi to Denpasar
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 10 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

Charming City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stop by D.Hindley, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Phnom Penh International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 nights

Temple Town

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap journey builder website.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
On the 8th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Kwai Chai Hong, walk around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and finally walk around KL Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip builder app.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur. October in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Melaka.
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Melaka, Malaysia — 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to A Famosa Fort, explore the activities along Malacca River, and then make a trip to The Huskitory. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to St Paul's Church, don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir..

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melaka vacation planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

Lion City

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, wander the streets of Chinatown, and look for gifts at Dakshaini Silks.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore driving holiday planner.

Drive from Melaka to Singapore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cebu City.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Cebu City, Philippines — 3 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Lapu Lapu Statue, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, take a memorable tour with Tours, and shop like a local with Ayala Mall.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Cebu City in 6.5 hours. In October in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Puerto Princesa.
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines — 1 night

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, then stop by Baker's Hill, and then step off the mainland to explore Cowrie Island.

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

You can fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Barton.
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Port Barton, Philippines — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): head off the coast to Inaladelan Island Resort.

Plan my day in Port Barton using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to El Nido.
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Nature · Parks
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El Nido, Philippines — 4 nights

Heaven on Earth

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 is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Pinagbuyutan Island, make a splash at The Gardens Day Club, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Barton to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Coron.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Coron, Philippines — 3 nights

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Green Lagoon, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coron route site.

Ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gili Air.
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Gili Air, Indonesia — 2 nights

Proximity to Lombok makes Gili Air extremely popular with honeymooners and tourists, but the small island is also known for its pristine beaches and excellent snorkeling.
On the 30th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gili Air trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Coron to Gili Air with the Route module. October in Gili Air sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denpasar.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 10 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Make the 9th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, see some colorful creatures with Bali Scuba, see Off-Road Tours, and kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denpasar online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Air to Denpasar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Denpasar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Palawan Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Philippines’ Last Frontier
One of the most coveted tourist destinations in the Philippines for eco-tourists and those wishing to get away from city life, Palawan Province offers a variety of virgin beaches and lush rainforest vegetation sheltering untouched wildlife. Pristine beaches with turquoise waters and lagoons offer great opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling, while a number of spectacular karst formations fringed with tropical vegetation hide many limestone caves. A tour of Palawan Province usually includes a visit to the famous UNESCO-protected underground river and a reef marine park, or trekking to a lake atop a volcano crater. The island also includes a wildlife sanctuary with indigenous and exotic beasts, as well as a crocodile farm amid the mangroves. A number of natural science museums and Baroque Catholic churches add a cultural dimension to any Palawan Province holiday.
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Gili Islands travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Gili Islands, an archipelago of three small islands that caters exclusively to tourists, sits just off the coast of Lombok. The region features lush forests, sandy beaches, and blue seas complete with tourist-focused amenities, such as restaurants, pools, spas, and tour group companies. Many people come to enjoy the marine life and coral formations here. Motorized vehicles are banned on the islands, so look for alternative travel methods like a horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo.
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