22 days in Thailand, Taiwan & Cambodia Itinerary

22 days in Thailand, Taiwan & Cambodia Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand, Taiwan & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Chiayi, Taiwan
1
Chiayi, Taiwan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  7​h 30​min
7
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
bus:  8​h
9
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
End: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2
nights
Chiayi, Taiwan

Chiayi ©
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Chiayi Garage Park, examine the collection at Chiayi City Koji Pottery Museum, contemplate the long history of Suantou Sugar Factory, then see the interesting displays at J18-Chiayi City Historical Relic Museum, then deepen your understanding at Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Singang Fenqtain Gong, don't miss a visit to The Hinoki Village, take a stroll through Yunlin Story House, take a stroll through Paper-cut Art Village, then steep yourself in history at Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple, and finally wander the streets of Cats on the roof.

Before you visit Chiayi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Taipei.

Things to do in Chiayi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Huwei, Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Touliu
Highlights from your plan
Yunlin Story House ©
Yunlin Story House
Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple ©
Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a stroll through Ximending, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yonglian Temple. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple), wander the streets of Wulai, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple), then steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dalongdong Bao An Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei sightseeing website .

Getting from Chiayi to Taipei by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New Taipei, Lanyang Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Suthat. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Phanan Choeng, & more) and Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take a stroll through Khao San Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok journey builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Taipei to Bangkok in 52 hours. Traveling from Taipei to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taipei in November, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

1
night
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Ban Karieng Ruammit, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phrathat Chom Sak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Klang Wiang, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Rai day trip website .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, things will get a bit cooler in Chiang Rai: highs are around 84°F and lows about 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phrathat Chom Sak ©
Wat Phrathat Chom Sak

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Suan Dok and Wat Pan Tao. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai itinerary builder .

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Ban Den, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sai Thai, then delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, and finally stop by Alex's Fashion.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town day trip planning website .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket and then sample the fine beverages at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangtham Shrine, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church in Phuket.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a shuttle from Krabi Town to Phuket Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Spas

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Preah Khan. Step off the beaten path and head to Beng Mealea and Baphuon Temple. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Eastern Mebon, admire the landmark architecture of Ta Som, and make a trip to Phimeanakas.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Siem Reap in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. November in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Highlights from your plan
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

1
night
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, don't miss a visit to Kurata Pepper, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then take a stroll through Bassac Lane, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally raise your glass at Bong Bong Bong. On the next day, examine the collection at National Museum, then look for gifts at La Porte du Cambodge, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally snap pictures at Neak Loeung Bridge (Tsubasa Bridge).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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