20 days in Wellington & Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Wellington & Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Wellington & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
1
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Wellington, New Zealand

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nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Great War Exhibition and Staglands Wildlife Reserve. You'll explore and learn at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Wellington Museum. Step out of Wellington with an excursion to Poppies Martinborough in Martinborough--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Oriental Bay, take in the pleasant sights at Hapuka Estuary Walk, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wellington trip itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Wellington International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuka Estuary Walk, Poppies Martinborough
Highlights from your plan
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Staglands Wildlife Reserve ©
Staglands Wildlife Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House and then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Bangkok takes 17 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Wellington in February: highs in Bangkok hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally kick back and relax at Bottle Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. February in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Spas

1
night
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Classic International Suits, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bophut travel route builder site .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by car takes about 4 hours. February in Bophut sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ko Hong and Railay View Point. We've included these beaches for you: Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Tup Island and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Bophut in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Krabi Town: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ko Bida Nok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Viking Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

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nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Relax by the water at Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Koh Rok Island and Kantiang Bay. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at The Boss Collection, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In February in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

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nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Karon View Point. Visit Patong Beach and Nai Harn Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong road trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket Town, Karon View Point, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Spas

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