12 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Stockholm, Sweden


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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.
Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) capture your imagination. Visiting SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and take a stroll through Khao San Road.

Discover how to plan a Bangkok trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bangkok is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Bangkok is 6 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in November, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Wat gategaram museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Mesimu, and finally steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai tour builder site .

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 11th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, look for gifts at New Valentino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and finally view the masterpieces at Apichart art gallery. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Karon Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, then view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Patong road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

1
night
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, look for gifts at Areca Books, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally make a trip to Chew Jetty.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to George Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Areca Books ©
Areca Books

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 14th (Thu), take a stroll through Chinatown, look for gifts at Happy Creations, then buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, then don't miss a visit to KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and finally explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur road trip planning tool .

You can fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. November in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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