36 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

36 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

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36 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
2
Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h
3
Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  9 h
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  7 h
8
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
12
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
13
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
14
Maret, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
15
Khok Kloi, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Soi Cowboy and Siam Square. Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Arun Coffee, wander the streets of Khao San Road, browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), and get a taste of local nightlife at Sky Bar, Bangkok.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok is 15 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in Bangkok are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). On the 1st (Thu), you're off toAyutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

2
nights
Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya ©
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.
On the 1st (Thu), take a stroll through Ayutthaya Ruins and then don't miss a visit to Ayutthaya Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Panan Choeng, get answers to all your questions at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, delve into the distant past at Wat Mahathat, then get to know the fascinating history of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

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

You can drive from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sukhothai Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, then delve into the distant past at Wat Sri Sawai, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Si Chum.

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

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ayutthaya in February, Sukhothai is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

1
night
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai trip planner.

You can fly from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sukhothai in February; daily highs in Chiang Rai reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip builder app .

Getting from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Doi Inthanon National Park on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Umbrella Village - Bor Sang
Highlights from your plan
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Chiang Man ©
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Lok Molee ©
Wat Lok Molee

1
day
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand

Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): cruise along Doi Inthanon and then make a trip to Phra Maha Dhatu Naphamethinidon and Naphaphonphumisiri Pagoda.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Doi Inthanon National Park driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Doi Inthanon National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip 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 plan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52 and Dong Xuan Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), don't miss a visit to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and catch a live performance at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Doi Inthanon National Park to Hanoi with the Route module. You will leave for Halong Bay on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Huu Tiep Lake ©
Huu Tiep Lake

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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): take a tour by water with Syrena Cruises - Halong Bay Day Cruise.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will leave for Hoi An on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Syrena Cruises ©
Syrena Cruises

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like An Bang Beach and Hoi An Night Market. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, look for gifts at Kimmy Custom Tailor, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off toHo Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum and then make a short side trip with Cu Chi Tunnels Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tour Cu Chi Tunnel Company ©
Tour Cu Chi Tunnel Company
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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.
On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tonle Sap Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Phuket Town.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tonle Sap Lake
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Phuket Town, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Phuket Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Promthep Cape, Patong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary builder .

Ride a ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off toMaret.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Maret, Thailand

Maret ©
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
Fisherman’s Village and Big Buddha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maenam Beach and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maret trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Maret in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Maret, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. On the 28th (Wed), you're off toKhok Kloi.

Things to do in Maret

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bophut, Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

2
nights
Khok Kloi, Thailand

Khok Kloi ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Nang Thong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Phang Nga Bay, head off the coast to James Bond Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Phra Nang, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Khok Kloi day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maret to Khok Kloi. Traveling from Maret in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Khok Kloi. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Khok Kloi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ao Phang Nga National Park, Krabi Town, Nang Thong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ao Phra Nang ©
Ao Phra Nang
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach
James Bond Island ©
James Bond Island

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