21 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Halong Bay Itinerary

21 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Halong Bay Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thermal Spas and Khlong Lad Mayom.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In May, Bangkok is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. You'll set off for Phuket Town on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Phuket Town, Thailand

— 5 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Simba Sea Trips. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bang Tao Beach and Mai Khao Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Yanui Beach (in Rawai), Green Elephant Sanctuary Park (in Choeng Thale) and Wat Baan Kamala (in Kamala). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Flying Hanuman, get great views at Karon View Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Phra Thong, and make a trip to Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phuket Town holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in May; daily highs in Phuket Town reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

Bophut, Thailand

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Popular historic sites such as Guan-Yu Koh Samui Shrine and Chinese Temple are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at CSI: SAMUI Dive School and Quadrophenia ATV Mountain Tours. Step out of Bophut to go to Taling Ngam and see Taling Ngam Muay Thai, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coral Cove Beach, stroll through Cobra Show Thailand, don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Eranda Herbal Spa Since2002.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Phuket Town to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Phuket Town in May, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Angkor Golf Resort and then relax and rejuvenate at Thai Zen Spa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Siem Reap takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Tours
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 4 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Popular historic sites such as Giac Tam Buddhist Zen Monastery and Long Tien Pagoda are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cat Co 1 Beach and Ti Top Beach. Go for a jaunt from Halong Bay to Quan Lan to see Quan Lan Temple about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 25th (Tue) peacefully gliding across the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Siem Reap to Halong Bay takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.