42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

42 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Fly to Labuan Bajo
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 5 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.
Visit Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Terrace of the Elephants and Angkor National Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Siem Reap is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 41°C and lows reach 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Maha That. Visit Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan in Ayutthaya (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 3 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bottle Beach and Mae Haad Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Salad Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at The Secret Beach, explore the striking landscape of Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha-Ngan trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha-Ngan by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ko Pha-Ngan are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Bophut.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bophut sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bophut in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visiting Nai Harn Beach and Surin Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Phuket 3D Museum and The Phuket Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, head outdoors with The Junk Liveaboards, and get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Patong when traveling from Bophut in May, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Krabi Town.
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Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Krabi Town, Thailand — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to Kon-Tiki Krabi Diving & Snorkeling Center - Krabi and Bamboo Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), head off the coast to Poda Island, and get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In May in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get in touch with nature at Ko Phi Phi Le and Ao Ton Sai. You'll get in some beach time at Loh Moo Dee Beach and Long Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Ko Bida Nok, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Ko Lanta, Thailand — 3 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Lanta Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tiger Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Labuan Bajo.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia — 2 nights

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Labuan Bajo online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Ko Lanta to Labuan Bajo takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lanta to Labuan Bajo is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Denpasar.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Denpasar, Indonesia — 5 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pandawa Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Nusa Dua Beach (in Nusa Dua) and Ubud (Saraswati Temple & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, view the masterpieces at Reservoart, and kick back and relax at Karang Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denpasar trip itinerary site.

Fly from Labuan Bajo to Denpasar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to El Nido.
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El Nido, Philippines — 2 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
On the 4th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our El Nido online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to El Nido in 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Boracay.
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Boracay, Philippines — 2 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Nursery, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and finally stroll through Diniwid Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at White Beach, and then head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Boracay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Coron.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Coron, Philippines — 4 nights

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayangan Lake and Malcapuya Island. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mt Tapyas. There's more to do: explore the activities along Twin Lagoon.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coron online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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