60 days in Melbourne, Bangkok & Koh Tao Itinerary

60 days in Melbourne, Bangkok & Koh Tao Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 19 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 21 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
3
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 18 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  33 h
End: Sydney, Australia

19
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 31st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Olivers Hill Lookout, St. Kilda Beach, Portarlington Mill, Gleadell Street Market, The Great Ocean Road
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Balloon Rides

21
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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (SEACM) (in Khlong Luang), Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more) and Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphta-Art (in Bang Pa-in). Dedicate the 17th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Bangkok in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Phra Nang Ruea Lom Shrine, Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (SEACM), Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphta-Art, Woodland Muangmai
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

18
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Make the 23rd (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Sail Rock (Dive Site), trek along John-Suwan Viewpoint, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Koh Tao by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Bangkok in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Koh Tao, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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