31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nai Yang, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive to Phuket International Airport, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 3 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at House of Opium, then make a trip to Golden Triangle Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, things will get slightly colder in Chiang Rai: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Sirithan Waterfall (in Chom Thong) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai visit planner.

Getting from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bophut, Thailand

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Nai Yang.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nai Yang, Thailand

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nai Yang: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park) and Ao Phang Nga National Park (James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay., &more).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nai Yang planner.

Drive from Bophut to Nai Yang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bophut in January, Nai Yang is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nai Yang

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 18th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online travel route builder.

Explore your travel options from Nai Yang to Ho Chi Minh City with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Charming City

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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. January in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Temple Town

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip builder website.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then browse the range of quality goods at Terminal 21, and then take in panoramic vistas at State Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram and then buy something for everyone on your list at CentralWorld.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Ko Samui travel guide

3.8
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

3.9
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.