31 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Khao Lak, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Pak Bara Pier, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
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— 2 nights
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Khao Lak, Thailand

— 2 nights
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Phang Nga Elephant Park, then take in the natural beauty of Rommanee Hot Spring, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Khao Lak trip itinerary maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Khao Lak is an approximately 31.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visiting Poda Island and Bamboo Island will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kon-Tiki Krabi Diving & Snorkeling Center - Krabi and Tup Island. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Corner, enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Muang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Khao Lak to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 17th (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally stroll through Ko Bida Nok.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Long Beach and Kantiang Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and stop by Lanta Animal Welfare.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Ko Lipe, Thailand

— 1 night
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach, and then head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe journey builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe. In December in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 4 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get in touch with nature at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lipe to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ko Lipe in December since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Temple Town

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.
Get some cultural insight at Preah Khan and Baphuon Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beng Mealea and War Museum Cambodia. Spend the 30th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, delve into the distant past at Ta Som, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, and stop by Artisans Angkor.

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Fly from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Siem Reap. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Linh Phuoc Pagoda. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, and admire the natural beauty at Fresh Garden.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Da Lat itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Da Lat takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yao Beach, then kick back and relax at Salad Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get outside with Khao Ra, then stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Bophut, Thailand

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guan-Yu Koh Samui Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Rawai, Thailand

— 2 nights
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and finally get great views at Nai Harn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see some colorful creatures with Sea Bees Diving - Chalong, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rawai trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Rawai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rawai, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.