42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand visit planner

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Bangkok
— 1 night
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Chiang Rai
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Lamphun
— 3 nights
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Lampang
— 2 nights
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Kamphaeng Phet
— 2 nights
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Sukhothai
— 3 nights
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Phitsanulok
— 3 nights
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Lop Buri
— 2 nights
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Ayutthaya
— 3 nights
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Samut Sakhon
— 2 nights
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Kanchanaburi
— 2 nights
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Prachuap Khiri Khan
— 2 nights
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Chumphon
— 2 nights
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Surat Thani
— 2 nights
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Hat Yai
— 2 nights
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Bangkok

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get great views at Wat Saket, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and finally make a trip to Wat Pho.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangkok road trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Bangkok is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites

Chiang Rai

— 4 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Rai: Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle Park, House of Opium, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Wat Rong Khun, walk around Singha Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Doi Ngam Muang, and explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum.

Start your trip to Chiang Rai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Chiang Rai reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiang Mai

— 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.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Mesimu, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and learn and have fun at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lamphun.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lamphun

— 3 nights
Lamphun is a town in northern Thailand, capital of Lamphun Province. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lamphun: Pha Chor (in Doi Lo), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chamthewi Temple (Wat Ku Kut), appreciate the history behind Phra Nang Chamthewi Statue, and steep yourself in history at Wat Kukut.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lamphun trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Lamphun in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lamphun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lampang.

Things to do in Lamphun

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lampang

— 2 nights

Sleeping Beauty

Translating as "City of the Horse Carriage," Lampang still remains relatively untouristed, which gives it an authentic, traditional feel that's hard to find in a lot of other Thai tourist hotspots.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, then stroll through Thai Elephant Conservation Center, and then don't miss a visit to Thung Kwian Market. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chae Son National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lampang online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lamphun to Lampang by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kamphaeng Phet.

Things to do in Lampang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamphaeng Phet

— 2 nights
Kamphaeng Phet is a town in central Thailand, former capital of the Kamphaeng Phet Province. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chang Rop, don't miss a visit to Wat Phra Si Ariyabot, and then delve into the distant past at Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Phra Ruang Hot Springs, see the interesting displays at The Kamphang Phet National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Borommathat Chediyaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khu Yang.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kamphaeng Phet trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lampang to Kamphaeng Phet takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Kamphaeng Phet

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Sukhothai

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sukhothai: Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Rajworawihan Temple (in Si Satchanalai) and Wat Soparam (in Si Samrong). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sukhothai Historical Park, delve into the distant past at Wat Si Chum, take a memorable drive along Green E-bike Sukhothai, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Si Satchanalai Historical Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sukhothai road trip tool.

You can drive from Kamphaeng Phet to Sukhothai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Sukhothai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Phitsanulok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phitsanulok

— 3 nights

Song Khwae (Two Rivers)

Phitsanulok is rarely seen as a vacation highlight, but rather a stop on the way to popular attractions in the north.
Phitsanulok is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of King Naresuan the Great, cruise along Phitsanulok-Lom Sak Route (Highway No. 12), and don't miss a visit to Chan Royal Palace Historical Center.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phitsanulok online attractions planner.

Getting from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lop Buri.

Things to do in Phitsanulok

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Lop Buri

— 2 nights
Just a short trip from Bangkok, Lop Buri is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, known mostly for its crab-eating monkeys.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ban Wichayen, then admire the landmark architecture of King Narai's Lopburi Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Phra Kan Shrine, get in on the family fun at Phra Prang Sam Yot, and then don't miss a visit to Wat Yang Na Rangsi.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lop Buri trip website.

You can drive from Phitsanulok to Lop Buri in 4 hours. Traveling from Phitsanulok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lop Buri, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Lop Buri

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Ayutthaya

— 3 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.
Ayutthaya is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, get a new perspective on things with Ayutthaya Boat & Travel, and contemplate the long history of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Ayutthaya tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Lop Buri to Ayutthaya in an hour. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ayutthaya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get great views at Wat Saket, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and then walk around Lumpini Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok journey planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Samut Sakhon.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Samut Sakhon

— 2 nights
Samut Sakhon is a City in Thailand, capital of Samut Sakhon Province. On the 26th (Tue), look for gifts at Porto Chino Shopping Mall, explore the activities along Salt Evaporation Pond, and then stroll through Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wat Tha Mai, then examine the collection at Human Imagery Museum, and then stroll through Dolphin Viewpoint.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Samut Sakhon trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Samut Sakhon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Samut Sakhon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Samut Sakhon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kanchanaburi

— 2 nights
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, then see the interesting displays at Bridge Over the River Kwai, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Kwai.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanchanaburi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Samut Sakhon to Kanchanaburi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Prachuap Khiri Khan

— 2 nights
Comprised of beaches, islands, forests, and mountains, Prachuap Khiri Khan charms visitors craving a vacation in paradise.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kuiburi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ao Noi. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your knowledge of military history at Wing 5 and then kick back and relax at Ao Manao.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prachuap Khiri Khan road trip planning app.

Drive from Kanchanaburi to Prachuap Khiri Khan in 5 hours. In January in Prachuap Khiri Khan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chumphon.

Things to do in Prachuap Khiri Khan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Chumphon

— 2 nights
Chumphon is a town in southern Thailand, capital of the Chumphon Province and the Mueang Chumphon District. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Royal Palace, then get great views at Khao Matsee Viewpoint, and then don't miss a visit to Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Chumphon National Museum and then kick back and relax at Thung Wua Laen Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chumphon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Chumphon takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Chumphon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Chumphon

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Surat Thani

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Khao Sok National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Nakwaree Shooting Range and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Surat Thani trip planner.

Drive from Chumphon to Surat Thani in 3 hours. In February in Surat Thani, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Hat Yai.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Hat Yai

— 2 nights

City of Paris

The fourth-largest Malay city and one of the country's premier shopping and commercial districts, Hat Yai has proved extremely popular among local tourists.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll around Hatyai Municipality Park and then browse the different shops at CentralFestival Hatyai. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Tang Kuan Hill, then appreciate the history behind Golden Mermaid Statue, and then explore the galleries of Siam Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hat Yai attractions planner.

Getting from Surat Thani to Hat Yai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In February in Hat Yai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Hat Yai

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip