35 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

35 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive
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Sai Yok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. Popular historic sites such as Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket are in your itinerary. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Nai Harn Beach in Nai Harn--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with No Gravity Dive Center, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Patong day trip website.

Berlin, Germany to Patong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Berlin to Patong due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Viking Cave. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ko Bida Nok and Ao Ton Sai. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In August in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Take a break from the city and head to Phang Nga Bay. and Railay Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Bamboo Island. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sawasdee Divers Krabi, head off the coast to Poda Island, and get outside with Aonang Elephant Sanctuary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Plai Laem and Fisherman’s Village. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Choeng Mon Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Maret to see Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, play a few rounds at Koh Samui Golf Academy, stop by Classic International Suits, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Krabi Town in August, with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand — 3 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yao Beach. Visiting Thong Nai Pan Noi and Zipline will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, stroll through Haad Gruad Beach, learn something new at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan driving holiday tool.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 2 nights

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 18th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan, then kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, and then trek along John-Suwan Viewpoint.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get some cultural insight at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and Wat Maha That are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kanchanaburi.
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand — 1 night

The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and then stroll through ElephantsWorld.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kanchanaburi driving holiday site.

You can drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kanchanaburi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sai Yok.
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Sai Yok, Thailand — 2 nights

Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, then see Sawadi Saiyok Jungle Adventure, and then stroll through Elephant Haven. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Erawan Waterfalls.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sai Yok day trip website.

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Sai Yok in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 4 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Xiengthong and Royal Palace Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, stroll through Free the Bears, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang visit planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sai Yok to Luang Prabang. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 4 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Win to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 30th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip app.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sukhothai.
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Sukhothai, Thailand — 2 nights

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Wat Sa Si, walk around Sukhothai Historical Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sukhothai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sukhothai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).
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Thailand travel guide

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Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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