11 days in Koh Rong Samloem & Thailand Itinerary

11 days in Koh Rong Samloem & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
3
Pattaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  22 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

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day
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Koh Rong Samloem ©
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Saracen Bay Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koh Rong Samloem, use our trip itinerary maker.

Philadelphia, USA to Koh Rong Samloem is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Koh Rong Samloem is 12 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and get great views at Wat Saket.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koh Rong Samloem to Bangkok. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Pattaya, then admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, and finally make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jomtien Beach, then get your game on at EasyKart, and then have some family-friendly fun at Ripley's World Pattaya.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pattaya tour itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Fun & Games Beaches

Side Trips

Underwater World Pattaya, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pattaya in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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