50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

50 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Train to River Kwai Bridge
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Kanchanaburi
— 5 nights
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Hua Hin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kui Buri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bang Saphan
— 1 night
Drive
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Chumphon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Surat Thani
— 2 nights
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Drive to Don Sak Pier, Ferry to Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier, Drive to Maret
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Maret, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Taxi to Koh Samui Mae Nam, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 8 nights
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Koh Tao
— 5 nights
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Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Bangkok
— 8 nights
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Kanchanaburi

— 5 nights
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanchanaburi: Erawan Waterfalls (in Erawan National Park), Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre (in Tha Sao) and Erawan National Park (in Si Sawat). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at ElephantsWorld, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, and take in the views from Tham Kra Sae Bridge.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Kanchanaburi route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kanchanaburi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Kanchanaburi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, you will find days in Kanchanaburi are warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hua Hin

— 6 nights
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sam Roi Yot (Tan Chet Yot Temple & Phraya Nakhon Cave). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on nature at Huay Mongkol Temple, do a tasting at Monsoon Valley Vineyard, and get in on the family fun at Vana Nava Water Jungle.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hua Hin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kui Buri.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kui Buri

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kuiburi. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Khao Daeng View Point and then explore the striking landscape of Kui Buri National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kui Buri online journey maker.

You can drive from Hua Hin to Kui Buri in 2 hours. August in Kui Buri sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bang Saphan.

Things to do in Kui Buri

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Bang Saphan

— 1 night
On the 29th (Thu), make a trip to Wat khao Boht, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bo Tong Lang Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Tang Sai Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phra Mahathat Chedi Pakdee Prakas, and finally make a trip to Wat Tham Khiri Wong.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bang Saphan online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kui Buri to Bang Saphan takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chumphon.

Things to do in Bang Saphan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chumphon

— 4 nights
Chumphon is a town in southern Thailand, capital of the Chumphon Province and the Mueang Chumphon District. Explore Chumphon's surroundings by going to Wat Thep Charoen (in Tha Sae), DinDang Natural Building Center (in Phato) and Ko Thalu (in Bang Saphan Noi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Koh Lang Ka Jew, examine the collection at Chumphon National Museum, take some stellar pictures from Pathiu Cape, and enjoy the sand and surf at New Nordic Coral Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chumphon road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bang Saphan to Chumphon in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Chumphon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Sok National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine, and then enjoy some diversion at Nakwaree Shooting Range.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Surat Thani trip planner.

Getting from Chumphon to Surat Thani by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Surat Thani can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maret, Ko Samui

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chaweng Beach (in Chaweng), Bophut (Big Buddha & Speed Boats Tours) and Wat Plai Laem (in Plai Laem). There's lots more to do: visit Fisherman’s Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Samret, make a trip to Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, and look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maret journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Surat Thani to Maret in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Surat Thani in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maret, with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan

— 8 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and get outside with Haad Yuan Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Maret to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours · Parks

Koh Tao

— 5 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.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In September in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Ang Thong, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): go for a walk through Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park. On your second day here, get outside with Ko Mae Ko and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Wua Talap Island.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Koh Tao to Ang Thong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Bangkok

— 8 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'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Bangkok itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ang Thong to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Art Galleries · Flea Markets
Beaches, nature, and culture define central Thailand in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. While the area is still mainly known only to Thai nationals, the province features urban areas with popular, family-friendly restaurants; seafood ranks at the top of the menus here. Long, sandy beaches seem to stretch for miles since they're not packed full of people. Temples extend from the top of hills here, while the hilly landscape inland hosts calming places of worship and shrines hidden among the limestone rocks.

Surat Thani Province travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
The gateway to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Surat Thani Province remains largely unexplored by foreign tourists, despite its centuries-long history and abundance of natural attractions. International travelers who do venture here enjoy sightseeing in Surat Thani Province at their own pace, taking in the "real" Thailand--a section of the country that remains mostly unspoiled by commercial tourism. Add the area's national parks to your Surat Thani itinerary for a chance to trek through lush evergreen forests known for their wildlife, waterfalls, and hot springs. Though they offer plenty of modern amenities, the three main islands in the gulf are remote and wild enough for serious adventurers, featuring rugged slopes covered in virgin rainforests.