15 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai online trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Chiang Mai is 15 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Chiang Mai hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kata Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, browse the different shops at Ocean Plaza Patong, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Patong to Siem Reap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok online journey planner .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in November, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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