18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand journey planner

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Bangkok
— 11 nights
Shuttle
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Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sukhothai
— 1 night
Drive
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Lampang
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
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Bangkok

— 11 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bangkok. In January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 29:

Ayutthaya

— 2 nights
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic City of Ayutthaya, delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, and then pause for some photo ops at King U-Thong Monument. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, then delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ayutthaya road trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Sukhothai

— 1 night

The rising of happiness

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Wat Si Chum, contemplate the long history of Sukhothai Historical Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sukhothai online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Ayutthaya in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sukhothai, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lampang.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:

Lampang

— 1 night

Sleeping Beauty

Translating as "City of the Horse Carriage," Lampang still remains relatively untouristed, which gives it an authentic, traditional feel that's hard to find in a lot of other Thai tourist hotspots.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, take in the views from Ratsadapisek Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lampang trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sukhothai to Lampang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Sukhothai in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Lampang. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Lampang

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Chiang Mai

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, then enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and finally look for gifts at Mesimu.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai holiday app.

Drive from Lampang to Chiang Mai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Patong, Phuket

— 1 night
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Patong online travel planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Patong, with lows of 26°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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.