18 days in Hong Kong & Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Hong Kong & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
3
Pai, Thailand
— 3 nights
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tai Mo Shan, Dragon's Back, Peak Tram Fast-Track Guided Tour, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Tai Mo Shan, thenhike along Dragon's Back, thentake a memorable tour with Peak Tram Fast-Track Guided Tour, and finally hunt for treasures at Temple Street Night Market. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Ngong Ping 360, thenkick back and relax at Repulse Bay Beach, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Island Junks.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong planning tool.

Chicago, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chicago to Hong Kong. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Hong Kong to be much hotter, temps between °F and °F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Parks Transportation
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Repulse Bay Beach ©
Repulse Bay Beach
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Tai Mo Shan ©
Tai Mo Shan

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Zoe in Yellow Chiangmai Thailand, Happy Elephant Home, Wualai Road Saturday Night Market, and other attractions. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Hong Kong in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Chiang Mai, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You'll set off for Pai on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Happy Elephant Home, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Happy Elephant Home ©
Happy Elephant Home
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Pai, Thailand

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pai Rapid Rangers as well as Pai Walking Street. Escape the urban bustle at Pai Hot Springs and Pai Canyon. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Mae Yen.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pai day trip planning site.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Pai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Pai sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Pai

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Pai Rapid Rangers ©
Pai Rapid Rangers
Pai Hot Springs ©
Pai Hot Springs
Wat Phra That Mae Yen ©
Wat Phra That Mae Yen

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Krabi Rock Climbing. Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang) and Dao Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town day trip planning website.

Getting from Pai to Krabi Town by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pai in January since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to °F. You will leave for Ko Lanta on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang)
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Rock Climbing ©
Krabi Rock Climbing

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Cheeky Monkey Bar has been added to your itinerary. Visit Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Diamond Cliff Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta vacation maker site.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. January in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

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