18 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
3
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
4
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
5
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
— 2 nights
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkchat Meditation Retreat, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, thenstop by Smart Fashion, and finally hunt for treasures at Bumrung Buri Market. On the next day, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, and then explore the galleries of Glang-Viang Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai itinerary builder.

Muscat, Oman to Chiang Mai is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Chiang Mai. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Muscat in July: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

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.
Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Raja's Fashions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan & Wat Borom Puttharam) and Wat Phra Khao Temple (in Bang Ban). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Wat Phra Khao Temple
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Banana Beach and Patong Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Phuket 3D Museum and The Phuket Gallery. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Sangtham Shrine (in Talat Yai). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, hunt for treasures at Malin Plaza Patong, look for gifts at Suit Fitter Phuket, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Patong tour planning app.

Fly from Bangkok to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Patong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Banana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Cenang Beach and Langkawi Geopark. Get some cultural insight at Art In Paradise and Atma Alam Batik Village. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, explore the galleries of Batik Village, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pulau Payar Marine Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Langkawi vacation website.

You can fly from Patong to Langkawi in 6 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Petaling Jaya.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

2
nights
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Petaling Jaya ©
First established in 1952 and since swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Kuala Lumpur, you can now hardly distinguish Petaling Jaya from the ever-growing Malaysian capital.
You've now added Sunway Lagoon to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, thenmake a splash at Sunway Lagoon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of The Thai Chetawan Temple (Wat Chetawan), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Petaling Jaya tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Langkawi to Petaling Jaya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Petaling Jaya can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Petaling Jaya

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple ©
Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall ©
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery ©
Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Let the collections at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Muzium Tentera Darat capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and Putra Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Port Dickson (Teluk Kemang, Bagan Pinang Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Rosary, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur is very close to Petaling Jaya. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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