28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Patong, Phuket
— 7 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
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Bophut
— 3 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
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Patong, Phuket
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Patong, Phuket

— 7 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham. Take a break from the city and head to Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Sea Bees Diving - Chalong. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Yanui Beach (in Rawai), Kua Tien Keng Shrine (in Phuket Town) and Phuket 3D Museum (in Talat Yai). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, enjoy the sand and surf at Tri Trang Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach, and stop by Suit Master.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Patong travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Patong is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Patong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in Patong reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 25:

Chiang Mai

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Suan Dok and Wat Si Suphan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Mon Jam (in Mae Rim), Doi Suthep-Pui National Park (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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

You can fly from Patong to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Patong in December since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Bangkok

— 5 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.
Visit Wat Ratchabophit and Sanam Chandra Palace for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Redeemer Church and Wat Rakang Kositaram. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom) and Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, admire the striking features of Sri Mariam Man Temple, explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), and look for gifts at Bangkok Fashion Center.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday maker app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Bophut

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Cove Beach, stop by Boss International Suits, then don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and finally discover the deep blue sea with The Life Aquatic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Koh Samui Golf Academy, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chinese Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip builder site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Bophut in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Escape the urban bustle at ProFun Divers and Ko Bida Nok. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nui Beach and Laem Tong Bay. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Lana Bay, stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and head off the coast to Mosquito Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ko Phi Phi Don, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Nin Massage, then look for gifts at Nordic Fashion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rawai Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Retirement Park Phuket, kick back and relax at Kamala Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at Royal Armani Suit.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

Chiang Mai Province travel guide

4.1
Nature & Wildlife Tours · Spas · Flea Markets
Rose of the North
Accessible by an overnight train from Bangkok, Chiang Mai Province seems a world away from the rest of Thailand. The mountain ranges of this area shelter abundant vegetation and wildlife, and provide many chances for adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities. Most visitors come to raft, hike, and bike the forested hills, but you can also take a more relaxed approach to your Chiang Mai vacation by exploring botanic gardens, experimental farms, elephant sanctuaries, hot springs, and the numerous temples scattered across the area. The center of traditional cottage industries, Chiang Mai houses lots of workshops turning out handcrafted silverware, pottery, and silk clothing--all of which make classic souvenirs.

Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.

Krabi Province travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Visitors usually come back from their holiday in Krabi Province deeply impressed by the region's natural attractions, which include white-sand beaches, extensive coral reefs, numerous waterfalls, caves, and more than 130 islands. The area encompasses some of the most popular destinations floating just off the picturesque Andaman Coast, including the six islands protected as a national park of impressive natural beauty. Most tours of Krabi Province include an exploration of the vertical karst formations jutting from the sea, a dramatic backdrop for water-based adventures. Although mass tourism in the province increasingly exerts pressure, many of the islands here retain a relaxed feel and offer a bit of solitude in a heavenly tropical setting.