23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  12​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Tom's Fashion and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Wat Suthat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (in Ayutthaya) and Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Khao San Road, and have a few drinks at Checkinn99.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Bangkok is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Bang Saen Beach
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Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), examine the collection at Andaman Museum, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Koh Lao Lading and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by The Boss Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, experience rural life at Butterfly Complex Center, then kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), then kick back and relax at Diamond Cliff Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Shop till you drop at Suit Fitter Phuket and Jungceylon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yanui Beach and Mai Khao Beach. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Khao Lak (Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery & Pak Weep Beach) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Patong day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket, Khao Lak, Scuba & Snorkeling, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach

10
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blue Point Beach and Green Bowl Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tanah Lot Temple and Elephant Safari Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Suluban Beach (in Pecatu), Kuta (Balangan Beach & Kuta Beach - Bali) and Melasti Beach (in Ungasan). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Samasta Lifestyle Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, identify plant and animal life at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, and wander the streets of Penglipuran.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip planner .

Getting from Patong to Denpasar by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Denpasar. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ubud, Ungasan, Kuta, Samasta Lifestyle Village, Tanah Lot Temple
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Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Green Bowl Beach ©
Green Bowl Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach

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