12 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

12 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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12 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Augusta, United States
Fly:  34​h
1
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
4
Maret, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Karon, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Augusta, United States

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Icon Klub, Laos Tour Packages Day Tours and Food Tours. On the 28th (Fri), catch all the local highlights with Laos Tour Packages Day Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Icon Klub. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at The Living Land Company and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Augusta, USA to Luang Prabang is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Augusta to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Augusta in December; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 80°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Tours Nightlife Parks
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Laos Tour Packages Day Tours ©
Laos Tour Packages Day Tours
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©
Icon Klub ©
Icon Klub

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Theam's House, look for gifts at Saarti, then hunt for treasures at Psar Chaa - Old Market, and finally look for gifts at Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia. On the next day, look for gifts at Shop676, look for gifts at Mademoiselle Thyda, look for gifts at Muoy Chorm Fashion Designer, then stop by Ashi, then look for gifts at Xinh Creations, and finally stop by Mekong Quilts.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Siem Reap is a bit warmer than Luang Prabang - with highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Shopping Museums
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Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia ©
Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia
Theam's House ©
Theam's House
Shop676 ©
Shop676

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally take a stroll through Sukhumvit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and then take a stroll through Khao San Road.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok journey planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Maret.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Maret, Thailand

Maret ©
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and finally look for gifts at Rocky's Fashion. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), then look for gifts at Dao Siam Cosmetics, and finally stroll through Maenam Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maret travel route planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bangkok to Maret in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maret, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Maret

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bophut, Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), Maenam Beach
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Rocky's Fashion ©
Rocky's Fashion

1
night
Karon, Thailand

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, then look for gifts at Lemongrass House Karon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha, and finally stroll through Rawai Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Karon trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Maret to Karon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Maret in January, Karon is little chillier at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Patong Beach, Rawai Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Lemongrass House Karon ©
Lemongrass House Karon

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