17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Foot to Chiang Mai, Fly to Mae Hong Son
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Mae Hong Son
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ang Thong
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plai Laem
— 1 night
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Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walking tours as well as Taling Chan Floating Market. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Taling Chan Floating Market, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Chiang Mai

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and then stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bangkok in February since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mae Hong Son.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mae Hong Son

— 3 nights

City of Three Mists

A town of 7,000 in northern Thailand, Mae Hong Son remains somewhat under the mainstream tourist radar, which has allowed it to maintain a traditional Thai atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Hua Wiang Temple and Wat Pa Tam Wua. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chong Kham.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mae Hong Son trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mae Hong Son are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for Ang Thong on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Mae Hong Son

Historic Sites

Ang Thong

— 3 nights
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Ang Thong is known for nature, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ang Thong vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Mae Hong Son to Ang Thong takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mae Hong Son in February, you will find days in Ang Thong are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Rawai, Phuket

— 2 nights
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanui Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Sane, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Khiri Khet. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island), then take some stellar pictures from Windmill Viewpoint, and then examine the collection at Phuket Seashell Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rawai trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Ang Thong to Rawai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ang Thong in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rawai, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Plai Laem.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Plai Laem

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, stop by Double Dutch, then make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and finally stroll through Samui Crocodile Farm.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plai Laem sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rawai to Plai Laem in 6.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Plai Laem can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plai Laem

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.

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.