26 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

26 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia travel route planner

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krakor, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive
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Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia
— 1 day
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Taxi to Preah Vihear, Bus to Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer, Fly to Koh Rong
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 1 day
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Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Bangkok

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ancient City and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and enjoy breathtaking views from State Tower.

Plan my day in Bangkok using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, then examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Battambang, Cambodia

— 2 nights
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): view the masterpieces at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, admire the masterpieces at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at La Fabrik, then take in the exciting artwork at Sangker Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampong Pil Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Wat Banan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of L'Atelier : Architecture Design, Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ek Phnom.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Battambang visit planner.

You can drive from Siem Reap to Battambang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, expect nights in Battambang to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Krakor.

Things to do in Battambang

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Krakor, Cambodia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Tonle Sap Lake and then wander the streets of Kompong Luong.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakor road trip tool.

Getting from Battambang to Krakor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Preah Vihear Province.

Things to do in Krakor

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia

— 1 day
One of the lesser-visited areas of the country, Preah Vihear Province gains its name from the World Heritage-listed temple located here.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Koh Ker Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Preah Vihear Province trip app.

Drive from Krakor to Preah Vihear Province in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Preah Vihear Province

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
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Koh Rong, Cambodia

— 1 day
A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Koh Rong, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jungle zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sok San Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Rong holiday builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Preah Vihear Province to Koh Rong in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

— 1 night
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Saracen Bay Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Koh Rong Light House.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Rong Samloem day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Samloem. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

— 2 nights
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
On the 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Krom Temple, and then stroll through Serendipity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ochheuteal Beach and then kick back and relax at Otres Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sihanoukville journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Rong Samloem to Sihanoukville in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kep.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Kep, Cambodia

— 2 nights
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
On the 25th (Fri), head off the coast to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), then enjoy the sand and surf at Kep Beach, then look for gifts at Dorsu, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Black Cat Kep. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kep National Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kep online vacation planner.

Drive from Sihanoukville to Kep in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kep

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, play a few rounds at Garden City Golf Club, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and then make a trip to Sisowath Quay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kep to Phnom Penh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Golf · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cantonese Assembly Hall, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at An Bang Beach and then stop by Buffalo Leather Shop.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phnom Penh in January: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Royal Antiquities, then kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and then admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, then take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then pick up some new knowledge with Indigo Store, then admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi journey maker.

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

— 2 nights
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Vung Bau Beach, then view the masterpieces at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), and then experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phu Quoc Island trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phu Quoc Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6: