15 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
7
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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 Jim Thompson House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Historic City of Ayutthaya are in your itinerary. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom), Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan) and Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok itinerary planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Woodland Muangmai, Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Patong Beach, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, then get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Patong journey builder .

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, stroll through Railay Beach, then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and finally head off the coast to Ko Hong.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Nui Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Moo Dee Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then stroll through Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), and then stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta day trip tool .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

1
night
Ko Lipe, Thailand

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head off the coast to Ko Lipe, enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, then kick back and relax at Sanom Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lipe are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, then take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cenang Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Langkawi takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline

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