23 days in Hong Kong & Southeast Asia Itinerary

23 days in Hong Kong & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Hong Kong & Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
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Hong Kong, China
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 30​min
4
Sukhothai, Thailand
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  8​h
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
bus:  7​h
7
Phang Nga, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  6​h
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Hong Kong, China
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Hong Kong is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Toronto to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 23°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for Chiang Mai on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and other attractions. On the 21st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) and then take in the pleasant sights at Doi Inthanon. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Buppharam.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip tool .

Getting from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, expect nights in Chiang Mai to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), Doi Inthanon
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

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Huay Xai, Laos

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gibbon Experience Office. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Huay Xai road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Chiang Mai to Huay Xai with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat

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Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong, explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple, then stroll around Sukhothai Historical Park, then explore the ancient world of Wat Trapang Tong Lang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Traphang Thong.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sukhothai trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Huay Xai to Sukhothai. In February, daily temperatures in Sukhothai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Trapang Tong Lang ©
Wat Trapang Tong Lang
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then join in the after-dark buzz at CRU Champagne Bar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then examine the collection at The National Museum Bangkok, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sukhothai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Sukhothai in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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night
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salad Beach, The Secret Beach and Halfmoon Festival. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Salad Beach and then join in the after-dark buzz at Halfmoon Festival. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at The Secret Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip maker tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Phang Nga.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halfmoon Festival ©
Halfmoon Festival

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Phang Nga, Thailand

Phang Nga ©
Frequently overlooked by tourists, the town of Phang Nga may seem lackluster and uninteresting to some vacationers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khao Sok National Park as well as Ao Phang-nga National Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): Head underground at Ao Phang-nga National Park and then explore the striking landscape of Khao Sok National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Sa Nang Manora Forest Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phang Nga Elephant Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phang Nga trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Pha Ngan to Phang Nga. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 27°C in Phang Nga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phang Nga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ao Phang-nga National Park, Khao Sok National Park
Highlights from your plan
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Khao Sok National Park ©
Khao Sok National Park
Sa Nang Manora Forest Park ©
Sa Nang Manora Forest Park

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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.
Phare, The Cambodian Circus has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, steep yourself in history at The Victory Gate, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, then don't miss a visit to Phimeanakas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Preah Ngok. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Phang Nga to Siem Reap. In March, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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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 6th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Lotus Blossoms, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, walk around Royal Palace Park, then admire the striking features of Central Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Wat Langka. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cambodia Post Office, examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

You can plan Phnom Penh trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve as well as Saigon River Tour. On your second day here, get active on the water at Saigon River Tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. March in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanoi Police Museum and Tired City Bao Khanh. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Hong Kong. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

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