30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  26 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
6
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
flight:  22 h 30 min
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
9
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
10
Karon, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Tom's Fashion. When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Phra Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and hunt for treasures at Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok route app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Bangkok. In January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Rajworawihan Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Srisatchanalai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sukhothai Historical Park and then delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sukhothai itinerary planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Sukhothai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, Sukhothai is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Si Satchanalai
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rescue Park and Thai Elephant Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip maker website .

You can drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thai Elephant Home, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Living Land Company and Alms Giving Ceremony. Take a break from Luang Prabang with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, admire the striking features of Wat Xieng Thong, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

Discover how to plan a Luang Prabang trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, expect nights in Luang Prabang to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
The Living Land Farm ©
The Living Land Farm
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Museums
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bãi Cháy Bridge ©
Bãi Cháy Bridge

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Cantonese Assembly Hall, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoi An day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. February in Hoi An sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Da Bao Real Leather ©
Da Bao Real Leather
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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.
On the 13th (Thu), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Made in Cambodia Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate.

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

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Photography Tours
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 16th (Sun), Head underground at Viking Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island and then stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Siem Reap to Ko Phi Phi Don in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. In February in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Step off the beaten path and head to Promthep Cape and Nordic Fashion. There's still lots to do: get great views at Karon View Point, stroll through Kata Beach, make a splash at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach, and kick back and relax at Patong Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Karon day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Karon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Karon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket Town, Promthep Cape
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Promthep Cape ©
Promthep Cape
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

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