16 days in Thailand & Siem Reap Itinerary

16 days in Thailand & Siem Reap Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
3
Mai Khao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Karon, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Rome, Italy

6
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.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Ancient City in Samut Prakan--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel site .

Pisa, Italy to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Pisa to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pisa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ancient City
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Spend the 25th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, have some family-friendly fun at Cambodia's Believe it or Not, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Mai Khao, Thailand

Mai Khao ©
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): cool off at Splash Jungle Waterpark. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mai Khao Beach, take in the views from Saphan Sarasin Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore James Bond Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mai Khao day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Siem Reap to Mai Khao. October in Mai Khao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mai Khao Beach, James Bond Island
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Splash Jungle Waterpark ©
Splash Jungle Waterpark
James Bond Island ©
James Bond Island
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach

2
nights
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha, then make a trip to Bangla Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Karon tour planner.

You can drive from Mai Khao to Karon in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Patong, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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