20 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

20 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Wine Tours & Tastings and Gosnoop. Visit The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat) and Wat Hua Lumphong for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, wander the streets of Silom Village, and catch an entertaining show at Checkinn99.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online visit planner .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Bangkok is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Kayaking & Canoeing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Lok Molee.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Phuket Trickeye Museum and Wat Mongkol Nimit are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Yanui Beach and Tri Trang Beach. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Phuket Town, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sea views from Promthep Cape Light House, and stop by Krishna Collection.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Patong holiday planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Kamala, Promthep Cape Light House, Yanui Beach
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ta Som and Beng Mealea. Your inner history buff will appreciate Baphuon Temple and Preah Khan. Spend the 2nd (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Banteay Kdei, admire the striking features of Banteay Samre, take a stroll through Kandal Village, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap day trip planning app .

Getting from Patong to Siem Reap by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Baphuon Temple ©
Baphuon Temple

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