36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

36 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

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Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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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 Noi Bai International Airport
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 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
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang
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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 International Airport

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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.
You've added Chatuchak Weekend Market, MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), Sky Bar, Bangkok, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip app.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 29°C. You will leave for Ayutthaya on the 25th (Thu).

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan as well as Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village. On the 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ayutthaya tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Ayutthaya, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Wat Si Chum and Wat Sri Sawai. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of 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.

Discover how to plan a Sukhothai trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. October in Sukhothai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
You've now added Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle to your itinerary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chiang Rai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Sukhothai in October, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Chiang Rai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Umbrella Village - Bor Sang, Elephant Retirement Park and Wat Chiang Man. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai day trip website.

Drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll set off for Doi Inthanon National Park on the 2nd (Fri).

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 2nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Doi Inthanon and then make a trip to Phra Maha Dhatu Naphamethinidon and Naphaphonphumisiri Pagoda.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Doi Inthanon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Doi Inthanon National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (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've added Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Dong Xuan Market, Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The adventure continues: explore the activities along West Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Doi Inthanon National Park to Hanoi with the Route module. You'll set off for Halong Bay on the 6th (Tue).

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.
You've now added Syrena Cruises to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), see the top attractions with Syrena Cruises.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You will leave for Hoi An on the 8th (Thu).

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kimmy Custom Tailor, An Bang Beach, Hoi An Night Market, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Beaches · 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon as well as Tour Cu Chi Tunnel Company. On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum and then catch all the local highlights with Tour Cu Chi Tunnel Company. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tonle Sap Lake, Pub Street and Bayon Temple. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then explore the activities along Tonle Sap Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap attractions planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 14th (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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Promthep Cape as well as Old Phuket Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Old Phuket Town, then stroll through Patong Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phuket Town trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phuket Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks · Beaches · 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 where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In November in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Maret.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Beaches · 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai. Discover out-of-the-way places like Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Big Buddha. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach and wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maret trip planner.

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. In November, daytime highs in Maret are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Khok Kloi.

Things to do in Maret

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Khok Kloi, Thailand

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Phang Nga Bay., Ao Nang Beach, Ao Phra Nang, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nang Thong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Phang Nga Bay., then step off the mainland to explore James Bond Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Phra Nang, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach.

Make your Khok Kloi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Maret to Khok Kloi in 5.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

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.