22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trat, Thailand
— 1 night
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 1 night
Ferry to Sihanouk Ville, Taxi to Sihanoukville
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Bang Tao Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach. On your second day here, get great views at Karon Viewpoint, then explore and take pictures at Nai Harn Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally stroll through Freedom Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Patong is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Patong: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

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 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Patong in May: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Trat.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Trat, Thailand — 1 night

Trat is a town in Thailand, capital of Trat Province and the Mueang Trat district. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chao Por Lak Muang Trat Shrine.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trat travel site.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Trat takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Bangkok in May, plan for slightly colder days in Trat, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koh Rong.
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Koh Rong, Cambodia — 1 night

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Long Set Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sok San Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Koh Rong day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Trat to Koh Rong with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Sihanoukville.
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia — 1 night

Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Serendipity Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Otres Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sihanoukville trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 1 night

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can drive from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and then see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, and then delve into the distant past at Ta Som.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siem Reap online travel route builder.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 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.
On the 21st (Sun), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An journey site.

Fly from Siem Reap to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.
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Da Nang, Vietnam — 1 night

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, and then stop by Namaka Jewelry.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang day trip website.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 1 night

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, and then delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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Historic Sites
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, and then get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapa.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Sapa, Vietnam — 1 night

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sapa trip planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 1 night

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, then see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, and finally take in the views from Bamboo Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang vacation builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Luang Prabang in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suan Dok, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Chiang Rai.
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Chiang Rai, Thailand — 2 nights

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Yin, on the mountain, then make a trip to Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), and then take a stroll through Ban Karieng Ruammit.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Rai online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Chiang Rai, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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Phuket travel guide

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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.
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