If you’re planning a Southeast Asia backpacking trip, this guide will help you come up with an itinerary. The article gives you an idea of where you should start your journey from and where to end it. The focus is majorly on a particular part of Southeast Asia, consisting of countries which are adjoined with each other. So, let’s begin.
Arrive at the airport that’s a destination in itself, world’s best airport, Changi Airport. Wander through the butterfly gardens, cactus garden, sunflower garden, or simply get a massage to soothe your senses after hours of flight. This is your first and smallest country in your Southeast Asia trip.
Ideal duration: 4 days 3 nights
Places to visit: Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios, Singapore Flyer, Night Safari, Orchard Road
The second country is your itinerary, Malaysia begins with arrival in Kuala Lumpur, where you can spend 2 nights 3 days, before heading to Langkawi. Have fun at the beaches, enjoy the nightlife and make the most of your time here.
Ideal duration: 6 days 5 nights
Places to visit: Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands
The country balancing between wild parties and soul-soothing spirituality, Thailand has to be your next stop. Begin the exploration of the country from Bangkok, or Chiang Mai, from Langkawi in Malaysia. After spending some time in these two destinations, head over to Koh Samui for some more beach adventure and island hopping.
Ideal duration: 7 days 6 nights
Places to visit: Bangkok, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin
After Thailand, we head to the rather offbeat, more tranquil destinations. Starting with Siem Reap International Airport, relax and head out to witness the magic that ancient temples here unfurl. The ornate architecture will leave you bewitched. Behold royalty in Phnom Penh, yet another destination worth visiting. Since this country is not an easy DIY, you might want to consider going for Cambodia tour packages.
Ideal duration: 5 days 4 nights
Places to visit: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
Similar to Cambodia, Vietnam too attracts with its raw beauty. The islands and beaches of this country will put your senses in Nirvana. Begin the last leg of your tour with Ho Chi Minh, relax and enjoy the cosmopolitan scenario, before you set foot on Halong Bay, a tropical paradise. If you find it a little difficult to plan, go for Vietnam tour packages.
Ideal duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Places to visit: Ho Chi Minh, Ha Long, Hanoi, Da Nang
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