18 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Hanoi Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Hanoi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Wat Saket will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Khaosan Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), look for gifts at Thai Square Fashion (TSF tailors), and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planning app.

Lubbock, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Lubbock to Bangkok, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lubbock in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, thenkick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don planning website.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in May, expect nights in Ko Phi Phi Don to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Get some historical perspective at Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Siem Reap takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. June in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Temple of Literature & National University are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Airashi Silk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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