32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 day
Train
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Huay Xai, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Nong Khiaw, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muang Ngoi Neua, Laos
— 1 night
Drive
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Nong Khiaw, Laos
— 1 night
Drive
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
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Vientiane, Laos
— 1 day
Bus
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Pakse, Laos
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
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Surat Thani, Thailand
— 1 night
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Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
— 2 nights
Train
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 day

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok driving holiday site.

Barcelona, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 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.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Rescue Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Wang (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae Malai Elephant Training Camp, and don't miss a visit to Suan Dok Gate.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bangkok in February since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Huay Xai.
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Huay Xai, Laos — 2 nights

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, then identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Huay Xai trip site.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Huay Xai takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 nights

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.
Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Whisky Village and Wat Sensoukharam. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip tool.

Traveling by car from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. February in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nong Khiaw.
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Nong Khiaw, Laos — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head outdoors with Green Discovery and then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nong Khiaw online travel planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Muang Ngoi Neua.
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Muang Ngoi Neua, Laos — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Muang Ngoi Neua Viewpoint and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Mok Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Muang Ngoi Neua road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi Neua takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nong Khiaw.
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Nong Khiaw, Laos — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): walk around 100 Waterfalls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nong Khiaw road trip planner.

You can drive from Muang Ngoi Neua to Nong Khiaw in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and then identify plant and animal life at Green Jungle Park@Hoi Khua Waterfall.

Plan trip to Luang Prabang with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vientiane.
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Vientiane, Laos — 1 day

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Tich Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then explore the striking landscape of Vientiane Orchidees, and finally don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vientiane trip maker website.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Vientiane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Pakse.
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Pakse, Laos — 3 nights

Gateway to Southern Laos

Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Si Phan Don and Wat Phu. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tad Fane and Tad Champee. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Muang Kang Temple in Champasak Town (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Tad Yuang Waterfalls, get engrossed in the history at Champasak Historical Heritage Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, and make a trip to Wat Luang Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pakse trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vientiane to Pakse by bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In March in Pakse, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Preah Khan and Angkor Panorama Museum. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planner.

Getting from Pakse to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), and then shop like a local with Khaosan Road.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bangkok, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Surat Thani.
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Surat Thani, Thailand — 1 night

Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Surat Thani attractions planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Traveling from Bangkok in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Surat Thani. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Khao Sok National Park.
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Khao Sok National Park, Thailand — 2 nights

While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Explore hidden gems such as Phang Nga Elephant Park and Tongdee Elephant Camp. Praya-Nakarach Cave Temple and Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Phung Chang Cave (in Phang Nga) and Rommanee Hot Spring (in Kapong). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Khao Sok National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Khao Sok National Park can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

City of Angels

Get some historical perspective at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount) in Ayutthaya, approximately Ayutthaya away. See some other sides of Bangkok: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, make a trip to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pak Nam.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Khao Sok National Park to Bangkok in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Khao Sok National Park in March, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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