34 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

34 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bophut
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mai Khao, Phuket
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
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Bangkok
— 6 nights
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Bang Bao
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Bophut

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Chaweng Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Bophut attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Surat Thani Airport, Krabi Airport and Phuket International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Ko Pha Ngan

— 5 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, see Natural Kite Park, and head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan day trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will leave for Ko Lanta on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October since evenings lows in Ko Lanta dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): head off the coast to Mosquito Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On your second day here, stroll through Ko Bida Nok, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. October in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Krabi Town

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 22nd (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with Sawasdee Divers Krabi, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and then look for gifts at Alex's Fashion. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then stroll through Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Mai Khao, Phuket

— 5 nights
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mai Khao: Ao Phang Nga National Park (James Bond Island & Phang Nga Bay.) and Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Mon) at Splash Jungle Waterpark. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Paradise Diving Asia, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), buy something for everyone on your list at Turtle Village Shops & Cuisine, and kick back and relax at Naiyang Beach.

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Getting from Krabi Town to Mai Khao by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mai Khao are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Chiang Mai

— 4 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.
Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Mesimu, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mai Khao to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bangkok

— 6 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: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, stop by Chinatown - Bangkok, and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

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Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bang Bao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Bang Bao

— 3 nights
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bang Bao Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at Good Massage, and then see some colorful creatures with ScubaDawgs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, stroll through Khlong Prao Beach, and then stroll through Lonely Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bang Bao trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Bang Bao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive.

Things to do in Bang Bao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.

Krabi Province travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Visitors usually come back from their holiday in Krabi Province deeply impressed by the region's natural attractions, which include white-sand beaches, extensive coral reefs, numerous waterfalls, caves, and more than 130 islands. The area encompasses some of the most popular destinations floating just off the picturesque Andaman Coast, including the six islands protected as a national park of impressive natural beauty. Most tours of Krabi Province include an exploration of the vertical karst formations jutting from the sea, a dramatic backdrop for water-based adventures. Although mass tourism in the province increasingly exerts pressure, many of the islands here retain a relaxed feel and offer a bit of solitude in a heavenly tropical setting.

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

Ko Chang travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves. No holiday in Ko Chang is considered complete without an exploration of the small villages preserving their traditional wooden docks and a rustic way of life. Day trips between the smaller islands provide a chance to relax on quiet sandy shores, while interior national parks shelter wild creatures like macaques, small Indian civets, and Asian mongooses.