22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pai
— 2 nights
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Bus to Chiang Mai, Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Krabi Town Pier, Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary tool.

Cardiff, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cardiff to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in December, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Chiang Mai

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online day trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bangkok in January since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pai

— 2 nights
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Wat Nam Hoo, steep yourself in history at Wat Sri Don Chai, then head outdoors with Yun Lai Viewpoint, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Pai Canyon.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pai holiday planning website.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Pai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Pai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, see Natural Kite Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Pai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Pai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Classes · Wildlife

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along John-Suwan Viewpoint, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get out of town with these interesting Krabi Town side-trips: Ko Lanta (Shark Diving, The Boss Collection, &more), Lanta Animal Welfare (in Ban Sala Dan) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Krabi Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, Krabi Town is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife