22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand tour planner

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pai
— 3 nights
Bus to Chiang Mai, Fly to Bophut
4
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly to Krabi, Bus to Ao Nang
5
Ao Nang
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Ko Lipe
— 3 nights
Ferry
7
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Fly to Lisbon

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Bangkok

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take a stroll through Khaosan Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok route maker.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in March: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 40°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai online itinerary planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Pai

— 3 nights
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
On the 13th (Fri), putt your heart out at Bamboo Mini Golf, then explore the stunning scenery at Pai Canyon, then take in the views from Pai Memorial Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Mae Yen. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Pai Hot Springs, then experience rural life at Love Strawberry Pai, then make a trip to The Land Split Pai Thailand, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Pai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Pai sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Pai

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Bophut

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha. Visit Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village, explore the striking landscape at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bophut online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pai to Bophut in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pai in March: highs in Bophut hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Ao Nang

— 1 night
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ao Nang road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Ao Nang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bophut in March: highs in Ao Nang hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Ko Lipe

— 3 nights
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ko Lipe. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sanom Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Koh Hin Ngam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe trip planner.

Getting from Ao Nang to Ko Lipe by ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ao Nang to Ko Lipe. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ko Lipe when traveling from Ao Nang in March, with lows around 30°C. You'll set off for Ko Lanta on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Ko Lanta

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. Spend the 24th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta. Expect little chillier evenings in Ko Lanta when traveling from Ko Lipe in March, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Ko Samui travel guide

3.8
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.

Krabi Town travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Islands · Gift & Specialty Shops
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region. The city of about 25,000 people remains the main town in the province. Buddhist temples cling to the rocky landscape, and the town's many luxury spas and retreats draw many visitors. Outside the urban center you'll have the chance to explore the natural abundance of the surrounding national parks. Popular experiences include eco adventure tours into the wilderness or coastal activities like kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling.