43 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

43 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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43 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 7 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark, United States

7
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Khao Tham and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Chao Phao Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ko Pha Ngan: Khanom (Khanom Beach & Ao Thong Yee). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, don't miss a visit to Phangan Royal Navy Ship, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, and head outdoors with Khao Ra.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip maker tool .

Newark, USA to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in November, things will get much warmer in Ko Pha Ngan: highs are around 87°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Khanom
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Phang Nga Elephant Park and Freedom Beach. Get some historical perspective at Big Buddha Phuket and Patong Mosque. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Walking tours in Khao Lak--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bangla Road, and stroll through Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Patong online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Walking tours, Phang Nga Elephant Park, Big Buddha Phuket
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Loh Lana Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Ko Phi Phi Le and Ko Bida Nok. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nui Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip site .

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Animal Welfare. You'll get in some beach time at Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ko Lanta: Krabi Town (Spas & Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach and stop by The Tiger Collections.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. November in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Krabi Town
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beng Mealea and Preah Khan. Get some historical perspective at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lanta to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Popular historic sites such as Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi) and Wat Phanan Choeng (in Ayutthaya). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Thepthidaram, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Bang Saen Beach
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

7
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.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Wat Suan Dok and Wat Si Suphan will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong), Mae Taeng (Thai Elephant Home & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Wat Mahawan Woramahawihan (in Lamphun). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, don't miss a visit to Suan Dok Gate, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

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Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Chiang Mai is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Mahawan Woramahawihan
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mekong River, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Phnom Penh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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