51 days in Thailand, China & Hoi An Itinerary

51 days in Thailand, China & Hoi An Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 7 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 8 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 7 nights

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Beijing, China

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Get some cultural insight at Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and admire the landmark architecture of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Beijing, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in May: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

8
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Taeng (Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) & Thai Elephant Home). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pa Pao, contemplate the waterfront views at Huay Tung Tao Lake, and see the interesting displays at Lanna Traditional House Museum CMU.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip maker app.

Fly from Beijing to Chiang Mai in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Chiang Mai is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Beijing in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Chiang Mai, with highs around 42°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

5
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Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Diamond Cliff Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and get outside with Ko Ha Yai.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta holiday planning tool.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in May, you will find days in Ko Lanta are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Ko Phi Phi Le. Visit Nui Beach and Loh Moo Dee Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

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Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Poda Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bamboo Island and Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Nang Beach, and head off the coast to Tup Island.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wat Maha That. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more) and Wat Phra Khao Temple (in Bang Ban). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok online trip planner.

You can fly from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and My Khe Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Non Nuoc Beach and Bai Da. Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum in Da Nang (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Hoi An are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Explore hidden gems such as Sai Wan Pavilion and Po Lin Monastery. Visiting Lantau island and St. Stephen's Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), wander the streets of Monster Building, and walk around Nan Lian Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hoi An to Hong Kong. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:
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Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Sai Wan Pavilion ©
Sai Wan Pavilion

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