25 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

25 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanchanaburi
— 1 night
Train to Jaran Sanitwong, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly to Surat Thani Airport, Drive to Khao Sok National Park
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Khao Sok National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Ang Thong
— 1 night
Drive
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Bophut
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
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San Kamphaeng
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doi Inthanon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Bangkok

— 3 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 Sathorn Unique Tower as well as Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and get great views at Wat Saket.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bangkok online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Kanchanaburi

— 1 night
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes River Kwai as well as Burma-Thai Railway. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Erawan Waterfalls, ride with the locals on Burma-Thai Railway, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Kwai.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kanchanaburi trip planner.

Drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May in Kanchanaburi, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiang Mai

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ethnic Hilltribe Eco Trails, Mae Ping River Cruise, Kad Luang - Warorot Market, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, make a splash at Grand Canyon Water Park, and examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chiang Rai

— 2 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Huay Pla Kang, examine the collection at Oub Kham Museum, then walk around Singha Park, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum, then get engrossed in the history at House of Opium, then make a trip to Golden Triangle Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Rai itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Chiang Rai, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Khao Sok National Park

— 1 day
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple and then stroll through Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Khao Sok National Park holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chiang Rai to Khao Sok National Park. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ang Thong

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Ko Mae Ko and then head off the coast to Ko Wua Talap Island.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Khao Sok National Park to Ang Thong takes 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Khao Sok National Park in May since evenings lows in Ang Thong dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Bophut

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, look for gifts at Rocky's Fashion, make a trip to Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, then get great views at Lad Koh View Point, and finally stop by Fisherman’s Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bophut tour planning app.

Bophut is just a stone's throw from Ang Thong. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Koh Tao

— 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the activities along Aow Leuk Bay. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao day trip app.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. You'll set off for San Kamphaeng on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

San Kamphaeng

— 2 nights
Once the center of Thailand's silk and cotton production, San Kamphaeng now boasts many stores and workshops selling traditional items.
You've now added Roong Aroon Hot Springs to your itinerary. On the 29th (Wed), stop by Gems Gallery Chiang Mai, then see the interesting displays at Baan Jang Nak - A Museum of Elephant Wood Carvings, then stroll around Roong Aroon Hot Springs, and finally stroll around San Kamphaeng Hot Springs. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Tweechol Botanic Garden and then make a trip to Mae Kampong Village.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our San Kamphaeng holiday maker site.

Explore your travel options from Koh Tao to San Kamphaeng with the Route module. Traveling from Koh Tao in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Kamphaeng, with lows around 29°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Things to do in San Kamphaeng

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon National Park

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Phra Maha Dhatu Naphamethinidon and Naphaphonphumisiri Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Inthanon.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Doi Inthanon National Park journey planning tool.

You can drive from San Kamphaeng to Doi Inthanon National Park in 2 hours. May in Doi Inthanon National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Doi Inthanon National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.