18 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Myanmar Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Myanmar Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  29​h
1
Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h
5
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Santiago, Chile

1
night
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then stop by Classic International Suits, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bophut road trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Bophut is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Santiago to Bophut due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Freedom Beach and Karon View Point. Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner .

Getting from Bophut to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Patong, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at The Boss Collection, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Angkor Wat and Preah Khan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beng Mealea and Pre Rup. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Siem Reap by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. February in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayan Gyi Temple, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bagan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Bagan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Historic City of Ayutthaya. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Maha That and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, walk around Lumpini Park, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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