16 days in Thailand, Melaka & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

16 days in Thailand, Melaka & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
bus:  2 h
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Klebang, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca, then kick back and relax at Tanjung Bidara Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melaka online itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Melaka is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Melaka is minus 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melaka reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre
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Pantai Klebang ©
Pantai Klebang
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
Tanjung Bidara Beach ©
Tanjung Bidara Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a stroll through Chinatown, steep yourself in history at Bangunan Sulaiman, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway ©
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), then hike along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alex's Fashion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tha Lane, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Krabi Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

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.
Visiting Laem Tong Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Loh Moo Dee Beach and Loh Lana Bay. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok.

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You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Venture out of the city with trips to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Chiang Mai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. In August in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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