30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  26​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
2
Surat Thani, Thailand
— Few hours
Drive:  18​h
3
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  15​h 30​min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  7​h
9
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  18​h 30​min
10
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Klongs and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple). On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Vimanmek Mansion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in Bangkok reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Bangkok

Tours Nature Parks
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Food Tours
Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) ©

few
hours
Surat Thani, Thailand

Surat Thani
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Plan a Surat Thani trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Haad Rin.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan tour builder site .

You can drive from Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Surat Thani in January, Ko Pha Ngan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Haad Rin
Haad Rin
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visiting PhraNang Cave Beach and Koh Panyi will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, make a trip to Krabi Town Signal, and browse the different shops at Klong Muang Plaza.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Koh Panyi ©
Koh Panyi
Tha Lane Bay ©
Tha Lane Bay

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visiting Thai Elephant Conservation Center and Maesa Elephant Camp will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang and Wat Chiang Man. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and San Kamphaeng Hot Springs (in Mae On). On the 25th (Sat), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), make a trip to Tha Phae Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pan Tao, and stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Krabi Town in January, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Lampang, Maesa Elephant Camp, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, San Kamphaeng Hot Springs
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San Kamphaeng Hot Springs ©
San Kamphaeng Hot Springs
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai ©
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang ©
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

few
hours
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for Hoi An on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Marble Mountains and An Bang Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cua Dai Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, stop by My Anh Silk, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, Hoi An is little chillier than Bangkok - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and 54 Traditions Gallery. On the 4th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, and get engrossed in the history at Ancient House.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Thermal Spas
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cat Ba (about 52 minutes away). It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
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.
On the 9th (Sun), see where the action happens at Sapa Ancient Rock Field and then don't miss a visit to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sapa Market.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sapa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sapa Market ©
Sapa Market
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village
Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi attractions tool .

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

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