16 days in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur & Siem Reap Itinerary

16 days in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur & Siem Reap Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), take an in-depth tour of National Museum, and stroll through Batu Caves.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally look for gifts at Xinh Creations. On your second day here, make a trip to Pub Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, get great views at Wat Saket, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Plan trip to Bangkok with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bangkok are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chiang Mai Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chiang Mai using our trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

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

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Salad Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan tour builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Putra Mosque in Putrajaya--about 30 minutes away. Explore Kuala Lumpur further: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Merdeka Square, find something for the whole family at Sunway Lagoon, and head outdoors with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuala Lumpur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September since evenings lows in Kuala Lumpur dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Putra Mosque
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Pavilion KL ©
Pavilion KL
Food Tours
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon

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