55 days in Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

55 days in Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Pak Phli, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
— 1 night
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and examine the collection at National Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh attractions planning tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Phnom Penh is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 5 hours. In March, Phnom Penh is warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Fun & Games · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Pridi Banomyong Memorial, Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, and contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Pak Phli, Thailand

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Pa Deo Die Cliff and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pak Phli holiday planning website.

Drive from Bangkok to Pak Phli in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Parks · Nature

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 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.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get to know the resident critters at Chiang Mai Zoo, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pak Phli to Chiang Mai. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Doi Inthanon.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Doi Inthanon National Park day trip website.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Doi Inthanon National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Doi Inthanon National Park

Parks · Nature
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 6 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rin Beach, and learn something new at Natural Kite Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan travel route builder website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Doi Inthanon National Park to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. When traveling from Doi Inthanon National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Bophut, Thailand

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at High Park Samui, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bophut, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bophut are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park) and Ko Hong (in Ao Luek). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, head off the coast to Poda Island, take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town road trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bophut in May since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Loh Lana Bay.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 5 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, step off the mainland to explore Ko Rok Nok, stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta travel route builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. May in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and get your game on at Game Space Laser Battle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Patong journey site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.