36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
— 1 day
Drive to Chiang Mai International Airport, Fly to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ao Nang, Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Maret
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Maret, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khok Kloi, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive to Phuket International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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Bangkok, Thailand

— 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.
Wat Pho and Wat Suthat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and wander the streets of Soi Cowboy.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time is 15 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ayutthaya, Thailand

— 2 nights
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, explore the ancient world of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ayutthaya trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Shopping

Sukhothai, Thailand

— 2 nights

The rising of happiness

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.
On the next day, explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, then delve into the distant past at Wat Sri Sawai, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Si Chum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sukhothai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ayutthaya in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sukhothai, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 1 night
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chiang Rai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sukhothai in February: high temperatures in Chiang Rai hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites

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.
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip website.

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Inthanon and then make a trip to Phra Maha Dhatu Naphamethinidon and Naphaphonphumisiri Pagoda.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Doi Inthanon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Doi Inthanon National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and Huu Tiep Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Thang Long Water Puppet, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Xuan Market.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Doi Inthanon National Park to Hanoi. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see Syrena Cruises.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay tour builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoi An Night Market and An Bang Beach. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, stop by Kimmy Custom Tailor, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

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 (Sun), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum and then gain interesting insight with Tour Cu Chi Tunnel Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tonle Sap Lake, and finally make a trip to Pub Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap day trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Phuket Town, Thailand

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Old Phuket Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, then get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phuket Town online tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phuket Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. February in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll set off for Maret on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Maret, Thailand

— 3 nights
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
Relax by the water at Maenam Beach and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Buddha and Fisherman’s Village. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai.

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Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Maret by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in February, you will find days in Maret are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (30°C). On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Khok Kloi.

Things to do in Maret

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Khok Kloi, Thailand

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Nang Thong Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Phang Nga Bay., head off the coast to James Bond Island, then kick back and relax at Ao Phra Nang, and finally kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Khok Kloi trip planner.

Getting from Maret to Khok Kloi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Maret in March, Khok Kloi is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Khok Kloi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Krabi Province travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Visitors usually come back from their holiday in Krabi Province deeply impressed by the region's natural attractions, which include white-sand beaches, extensive coral reefs, numerous waterfalls, caves, and more than 130 islands. The area encompasses some of the most popular destinations floating just off the picturesque Andaman Coast, including the six islands protected as a national park of impressive natural beauty. Most tours of Krabi Province include an exploration of the vertical karst formations jutting from the sea, a dramatic backdrop for water-based adventures. Although mass tourism in the province increasingly exerts pressure, many of the islands here retain a relaxed feel and offer a bit of solitude in a heavenly tropical setting.

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.