29 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

29 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Suthat and Wat Saket. Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and The Grand Palace are in your itinerary. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom), Samut Prakan (Erawan Museum & Ancient City) and Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple (in Chachoengsao). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok day trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Bangkok is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Bangkok. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in December, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

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The Grand Palace
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Wat Pho
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Preah Khan and Ta Som. Do some cultural sightseeing at Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, explore the ancient world of Pre Rup, and don't miss a visit to Banteay Kdei.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chiang Rai.

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Angkor Wat
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Beng Mealea
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Ta Prohm
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Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Jed Yod. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pa Sak Historical Site, see the interesting displays at House of Opium, see the interesting displays at Hall of Inspiration, then stop by Doi Tung, then see the interesting displays at Oub Kham Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Rai trip planning site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Chiang Rai in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, expect Chiang Rai to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra Singh and Wat Si Suphan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Mae Taeng (Wat Ban Den & Thai Elephant Home), Lamphun (Ku Chang-Ku Ma, Wat Mahawan Woramahawihan, &more) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai travel route builder site.

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Ayutthaya.

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Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Maha That and Big Buddha at Wat Muang Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ayutthaya: Wat Phraphutthachai (in Saraburi), Bang Pa-in (Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun, Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, &more) and Wat Satue Temple (in Tha Ruea). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Na Phra Meru, contemplate the long history of Wat Maheyong, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ayutthaya road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ayutthaya, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Museums

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©

City of Angels

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Buddha Temple and Walking tours. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Pattaya (Parasailing & Paragliding, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more) and Ancient Fortress (in Chachoengsao). See some other sides of Bangkok: explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Hua Lumphong, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and don't miss a visit to Wat Ratchaburana Ratchaworawihan.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bangkok travel planner.

Getting from Ayutthaya to Bangkok by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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