Birds eye view of Phang Nga Bay in Thailand.

Three Week Southeast Asia Itineraries

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Uncover the many secrets of Southeast Asia as you explore vibrant jungles, sparkling tropical beaches, and flourishing cities. Indulge in ancient and contemporary cultures, fantastic cuisines, and welcoming people that underscore the marvelous discoveries to be had in this region. Create your ideal three-week Southeast Asia itinerary with Zicasso today.

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Three Week Southeast Asia Itineraries

Southeast Asia 3 Week Tour at a Glance

Southeast Asia consists of 11 countries: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. During a Southeast Asia 3-week vacation, travelers can expect to be treated to scenes of illustrious landscapes and to indulge in activities that range from luxury cruises to spiritual tours of the region’s temples. Furthermore, discovering the cultural characteristics of these countries will instill an appreciation for their local lifestyles.

Regions

Travelers can find refuge in the seaside retreats on Thailand’s idyllic islands or peruse the venerated pagodas across Siem Reap, Cambodia. Each region will spotlight its distinct heritage and geographical wonders.

Climate

Southeast Asia is a tropical region near the equator, and hot and humid weather prevails across the region. Poised on a tropical belt, the region also experiences a monsoon season of frequent and heavy rainfall. Differences in climate between the countries are minimal, and travelers generally experience sub-tropical weather conditions when visiting northern Vietnam or Myanmar Himalayas.

Population

With a total population that exceeds 655 million, Southeast Asia is a densely populated region that also experiences a massive influx of tourists throughout the year. Cities can become crowded during peak seasons, but your Zicasso travel specialist will ensure that travel dates lie within quieter months for an exclusive experience.

Religion

There is a multitude of religions across the region of Southeast Asia, although the most prominent religions include Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity.

Language

Southeast Asia’s main languages include Lao, Thai, Burmese, Khmer, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, and Chinese dialects.

Currency

Southeast Asia’s currencies include Brunei’s Dollar, Cambodia’s Riel, Indonesia’s Rupiah, Laos’ Kip, Malaysia’s Ringgit, Myanmar’s Kyat, The Philippines’ Peso, Singapore’s Dollar, Thailand’s Baht, Timor-Leste’s Centavo, and Vietnam’s Dong.

Where to Visit in Southeast Asian

Traveling between countries on a Southeast Asia three-week tour is made extremely easy with Zicasso. Efficient flights with the occasional availability of private jets mean that you can visit destinations like Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand in one trip. Other destinations, such as Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Timor-Leste, Malaysia, and Singapore, may also be featured on your itinerary, but you will generally travel to approximately 3 to 4 of these countries in one trip. Staying for three days at a specific Southeast Asian destination will provide you with enough time to experience the country’s many wonders, such as the pearl-white beaches on Phuket and Vietnam’s forested countryside.

Best Time to Visit Southeast Asia

Favorable weather conditions, cultural events, and tourist crowds play a role in the best time to visit Southeast Asia. The best time to visit Southeast Asia is from February to May because these months are cool weather. These months also make up the low season, which is when crowds taper off, and significant cultural events offer insight into each country’s customs.

Season Availability (High Season, Low Season, Shoulder Season)

Southeast Asia’s high season (between November and February) draws the most crowds, experiences hot weather conditions, and experiences inflated rates. The low season (between June and August) experiences affordable rates and fewer crowds. The shoulder seasons (February to May) offer cooler weather, moderate crowds, and affordable rates, making this the optimal time to visit.

Weather by Month

By visiting between the months of February to May, you can expect the weather to be cool and less rainfall than the wet season. These months are the perfect time to visit Southeast Asia and to experience its stellar beaches, cultural events, and wildlife activities.

How To Get Around Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia offers a variety of transportation methods, such as airplanes, trains, cars, and boats. Wherever possible, these will be tailored to your needs and desires during this Southeast Asia 3-week tour. The accessibility to transfers ensures that each experience is comfortable and stress-free.

Airplane

All capital cities and many tourist destinations offer airline travel that can be purchased easily with the help of your Zicasso travel specialist. Flying between countries and major cities is one of the most efficient means of enjoying a Southeast Asia 3-week tour.

Train

There are a few luxury train options in Southeast Asia that allow travelers to quickly and comfortably move from one destination to another.

Car

Automobile transfers are the most hassle-free means of experiencing exclusive tours and for transfers to nearby cities. In all cases, your Zicasso travel specialist will book comfortable transfers for a relaxing trip that showcases the beauty of the country.

Boat

Boats glide across the rivers of Southeast Asia’s landscape. You may enjoy regal voyages on luxury liners whenever you need to venture across the sea.

Highlights of Southeast Asia

Boasting an array of cultural cities that are spread across a collection of diverse countries, your Southeast Asia 3-week tour leads you to essential highlights. These may include witnessing the mountains of Sapa or relaxing on the sun-kissed shores of Bali. Listed below is a comprehensive list of the must-do experiences, beyond those mentioned above.

  • Burma (Myanmar): Visit the millennia-old Buddhist temples that dominate the ancient city of Bagan.
  • Cambodia: Witness the spiritual complex of Angkor Wat.
  • Laos: Stand beneath the silver streams of Kuang Si Waterfall.
  • Vietnam: Fine dine at Michelin-starred restaurants with views of the cityscape of Hanoi.
  • Indonesia: Appreciate environmental wonders, such as the forested mountains and blue rivers of Bandung.
  • Thailand: Spend your afternoons basking in the Thai sunshine on its white-sand beaches.

Travel Considerations

Southeast Asia’s temperamental weather conditions, available modes of transport, cultural differences, documentation requirements, and financial norms are a few factors that you will need to consider prior to departure.

Packing

Packing the right gear to cater to the weather conditions, electrical needs, and pharmaceutical resources is an essential part of planning for a successful Southeast Asia 3-week vacation.

Weather Considerations

The constant heat and humidity at each Southeast Asian destination will mean that you will want to pack light, cool clothing, such as tee-shirts, shorts, open and closed shoes, hats, sun-block, and cooling balm.

Electrical Considerations

Each country has its own plug and voltage. Therefore, it is recommended that you pack a universal travel adapter for your electrical appliances.

Pharmaceutical Considerations

With readily available access to pharmacies on most street corners across Southeast Asia, you should worry if you forget to pack basic pharmaceuticals. Make sure to pack specific medication prescribed by your doctor.

Cultural Considerations

With many cultures spread across Southeast Asia, it is wise to spend some time researching what you can expect from the countries in which you are traveling. Typically, the people are friendly and welcoming, street food is well-prepared and a part of most culinary cultures, amenities are offered at 5-star establishments, and spirituality is held in high regard. For this reason, you may need to adhere to specific dress codes when visiting spiritual and heritage sites.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Travel Documents

Listed below are key travel documents that you should carry with you when traveling to Southeast Asia to enjoy a stress-free vacation.

  • Proof of travel insurance, medical information, signed prescriptions, and emergency contact information
  • Passports with any required visas
  • Proof of airline and hotel reservations
  • Correctly completed customs and immigration documents (given before departure or during travel)

Although your Zicasso travel specialist will be readily available to assist and offer tailored recommendations, it is the traveler’s responsibility to check changes as your trip nears.

Finances & Tipping

Cash in a country’s national currency is easily accessible at one of the millions of ATMs across Southeast Asia, although credit cards are widely accepted by reputable establishments. Views on tipping vary from country to country, but it is generally acceptable to offer a 10% tip on services. Your Zicasso travel specialist will be available to confirm and offer further information regarding these cultural differences.

Safety & Accessibility of Resources

Collectively, Southeast Asia is a safe destination to travel because crime rates are low, healthcare is of an exceptional standard, and resources are widely available to tourists.

Crime Rate

According to the crime and safety index, Southeast Asian destinations experience low crime rates compared to many other global destinations.

Things to look out for

Despite low crime rates, tourists can fall victim to petty crime and scams. Be sure to keep your personal belongings on you, safely stowed in your accommodation, or with your Zicasso-approved tour guides. Furthermore, you should not trust individuals who approach you for personal information or offer back-alley tours.

Medical & First Aid

Medical facilities are of a high standard in most of the Southeast Asian cities, and healthcare resources are widely available. In the odd chance of serious injury or illness, your Zicasso travel specialist will provide the proper contact information to secure a reliable ambulance transfer to a specialist hospital. This information is not meant to outweigh professional opinions, and we recommend consulting with your primary care physician prior to departure.

Water & Food Safety

Travelers should not consume tap water in any Southeast Asian country. Instead, you should purchase bottled water and enjoy purified ice in beverages to be safe. When traveling with Zicasso-approved tour guides, you should not come in contact with contaminated food products, but be sure to check that food is not rotten by gauging the color and smell of produce before purchase.

Travel with Zicasso

When planning a luxury vacation, every detail matters, which is why our approach is different. We will match you with leading travel specialists who are the most qualified to make your dream trip happen. They know their country better than anyone. Each travel specialist in Zicasso’s network is among the finest travel agents and tour operators, comprising of the top tier in the industry. Experience the wonder of an exceptional itinerary crafted just for you.

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