29 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

29 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

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29 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h 30 min
5
Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and Ancient City are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Erawan Museum (in Samut Prakan), Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom) and Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple (in Chachoengsao). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary builder tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Pattaya, Samut Prakan, Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple, Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Preah Khan and Ta Som. Your inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Beng Mealea, examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Kdei.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap day trip planner .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siem Reap Province
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

3
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Jed Yod. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pa Sak Historical Site, take an in-depth tour of 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น, examine the collection at Hall of Inspiration, take a stroll through Doi Tung, then examine the collection at Oub Kham Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chiang Rai online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Rai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Siem Reap in January, with highs in Chiang Rai at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mae Fa Luang, Chiang Saen, Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan
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Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) ©
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)
Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Pan Tao. Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra Singh will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Lamphun (Ku Chang-Ku Ma, Wat Mahawan Woramahawihan, & more), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Lok Molee, stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai route planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Lamphun, Mae Taeng, 333 Shooting Range Mae Rim, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Phutthabat Tak Pha
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

4
nights
Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Visit Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Maha That for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Get out of town with these interesting Ayutthaya side-trips: Wat Satue Temple (in Tha Ruea), Bang Pa-in (Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun, Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, & more) and Wat Phraphutthachai (in Saraburi). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Non Chak Si Worawihan, and steep yourself in history at Wat Maheyong.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ayutthaya trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ayutthaya, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bang Pa-in, Wiset Chai Chan, Suphan Buri, Wat Phra Non Chak Si Worawihan, Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat
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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

5
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Explore hidden gems such as Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as Big Buddha Temple and Ancient Fortress are in your itinerary. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Pattaya (Parasailing & Paragliding, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, & more) and Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan (in Chachoengsao). Explore Bangkok further: look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pattaya, Chachoengsao
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple

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