24 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

24 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
4
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
5
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
7
Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Zipline. Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Wang, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hunt for treasures at Mae Hia Fresh Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai vacation builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Chiang Mai is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Chiang Mai, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, thenadmire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang route planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect nights in Luang Prabang to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall

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.
Wat Pho and Wat Chaiwatthanaram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Mango Mojito Shoes. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Historic City of Ayutthaya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Luang Prabang in January; daily highs in Bangkok reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Football Golf Club.

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Getting from Bangkok to Bophut by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Bophut. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Dao Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Poda Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Ko Lanta (The Tiger Collections & Lanta Klong Nin Beach). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and take a memorable tour with Motorbike Rental Krabi.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bophut in January since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

3
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.
Visit Laem Tong Bay and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Ko Bida Nok. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don online route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

6
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach. Visit Freedom Beach and Patong Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Nordic Fashion, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get great views at Karon View Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Patong holiday maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon, Phang Nga Bay.
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

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