38 days in Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

38 days in Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

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38 days in Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Pai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Chiang Dao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
9
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
10
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
12
Kuta, Indonesia
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
13
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
14
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
15
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jim Thompson House and The Grand Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Bang Saen Beach and Siam Paragon. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Sukhumvit, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok holiday site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bang Saen Beach
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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nights
Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai ©
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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Wat Chetuphon, then stop by Suthep Sangkalok, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phrapai Luang, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sukhothai Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sangkalok Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Sukhothai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sukhothai, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Chetuphon ©
Wat Chetuphon
Wat Phrapai Luang ©
Wat Phrapai Luang

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nights
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand

Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Yang Luang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Put Ern, take in the dramatic scenery at Mae Ya Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wachirathan Falls. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Doi Inthanon.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Doi Inthanon National Park vacation planner .

You can drive from Sukhothai to Doi Inthanon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Doi Inthanon National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Doi Inthanon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Chaem, Chom Thong
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Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Yang Luang ©
Wat Yang Luang
Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong ©
Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), then look for gifts at Supreme Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Doi Inthanon National Park to Chiang Mai in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Pai, Thailand

Pai ©
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.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen). On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then identify plant and animal life at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, then take in the views from Pai Memorial Bridge, and finally relax in the rural setting at Love Strawberry Pai.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pai holiday planning site .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Pai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Pai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chiang Dao.

Things to do in Pai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Thom's Pai Elephant Camp ©
Thom's Pai Elephant Camp
Pai Piranha Fishing Park ©
Pai Piranha Fishing Park
Wat Phra That Mae Yen ©
Wat Phra That Mae Yen

2
nights
Chiang Dao, Thailand

Chiang Dao ©
Set on a lush mountainside, the small town of Chiang Dao draws visitors with its natural beauty and outdoor adventures.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Buddhist Pagoda of King Naresuan the Great King Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Tham Chiang Dao Temple, and then examine the collection at Chiang Dao Cave. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Thai Elephant Home.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Dao road trip site .

You can drive from Pai to Chiang Dao in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Chiang Dao can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Dao

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mae Taeng
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Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Wat Tham Chiang Dao Temple ©
Wat Tham Chiang Dao Temple
Wat Ban Den ©
Wat Ban Den

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nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Santikhiri Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Doi Mae Salong.

Before you visit Chiang Rai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Chiang Dao to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Chiang Dao in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Wildlife Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Santikhiri Temple, 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น
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Doi Mae Salong ©
Doi Mae Salong
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

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nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Rai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chiang Rai in January: high temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Nui Beach
Nui Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Saladan Pier. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta vacation planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Muang Beach, then look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions, and finally get great views at Railay Beach Viewpoint.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can take a bus from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

2
nights
Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Khao Sok National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Krabi Town to Khao Sok National Park in 2.5 hours. January in Khao Sok National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple
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Khuk Khak Beach ©
Khuk Khak Beach
Old Takua Pa Sunday Market ©
Old Takua Pa Sunday Market
Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple ©
Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple

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night
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for gifts at Nusa Surfshop, then admire the masterpieces at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, and then look for gifts at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Beer and Company, then don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, and then tour the water at your own pace with Bali Jetpacks and Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kuta trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khao Sok National Park to Kuta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Khao Sok National Park to Kuta. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Jetpacks and Water Sports, Beer and Company
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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park ©
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Beer and Company ©
Beer and Company

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Pemuteran, Indonesia

Pemuteran ©
The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Biorock Pemuteran bali and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Project, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pemuteran Bay, then make a trip to Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki), and finally take a stroll through Seririt Market.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pemuteran online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Pemuteran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lovina Beach, Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki)
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Seririt Market ©
Seririt Market
Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki) ©
Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki)

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Gili Trawangan ©
An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Nest Statues Jason de Caires Taylor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at Casa Vintage Store. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Gili Meno Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gili Trawangan trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Pemuteran to Gili Trawangan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gili Meno
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Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery ©
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery
Gili Meno Beach ©
Gili Meno Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Kuta, Indonesia

Bustling with international visitors and partygoers all year round, the resort town of Kuta serves as the most popular coastal destination in Bali.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Tanjung Aan Beach, then trek along Merese Hill, then kick back and relax at Seger Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Princess Mandalika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Tanjung Ringgit and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuta trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Kuta takes 2 hours. February in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lombok, Tanjung Ringgit
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanjung Aan Beach ©
Tanjung Aan Beach
Baloq Sade Museum ©
Baloq Sade Museum

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