30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Asia travel route planner

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Surat Thani, Thailand
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bangkok, Thailand
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Taxi to Da Nang, Train to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Klongs and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Vimanmek Mansion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Bangkok. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Bangkok

Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Surat Thani, Thailand

Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Surat Thani trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Surat Thani with the Route module. In November in Surat Thani, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Rin.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. November in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Krabi Town, Thailand

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to PhraNang Cave Beach and Koh Panyi. The adventure continues: stroll through Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Krabi Town Signal, and buy something for everyone on your list at Klong Muang Plaza.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town route builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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 the city life by going to Thai Elephant Conservation Center and San Kamphaeng Hot Springs. Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (in Lampang) and Maesa Elephant Camp (in Mae Rim). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), get to know the resident critters at Chiang Mai Zoo, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip tool.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 29°C. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hoi An Ancient Town and The Tran Family Home and Chapel. Get outdoors at The Marble Mountains and Cua Dai Beach. There's much more to do: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, steep yourself in history at Old House of Tan Ky, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at An Bang Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hoi An online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 54 Traditions Gallery and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). On the 21st (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: test the waters at a local thermal spa, take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ngoc Son Temple.

Plan my day in Hanoi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by combination of taxi and train takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Castaway Island and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online day trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Sapa, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sapa Market.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa holiday builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planner.

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip