13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
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3
Ko Samet
— 3 nights
Unknown
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Khao Sok National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rawai, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly

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Bangkok

— 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 28th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then wander the streets of Khaosan Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok visit planner.

Houston, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Houston to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Khao Yai National Park

— 1 night
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. You'll set off for Ko Samet on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Ko Samet

— 3 nights
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sai Kaew Beach and then kick back and relax at Ao Phai.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Samet trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Khao Yai National Park to Ko Samet with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Ko Samet are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Khao Sok National Park

— 1 night
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Khao Sok National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Khao Sok National Park. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. You will leave for Rawai on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Rawai, Phuket

— 3 nights
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Big Buddha Phuket and Napas Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Patong Beach and Ao Sane. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rawai: Patong (Spas, New Era's Vienna, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Karon Viewpoint, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Harn Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rawai attractions planner.

You can drive from Khao Sok National Park to Rawai in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rawai can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.