13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  5 h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and finally look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip itinerary app .

Chicago, USA to Bophut is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Bophut due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get much hotter in Bophut: highs are around 86°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao road trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Diving
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), head off the coast to Poda Island, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town tour itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

1
night
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta trip builder site .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Pre Rup, and finally examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lanta to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Mahathat and Wat Saket. Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple). Change things up with a short trip to Historic City of Ayutthaya in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok planning site .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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