21 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visit Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd and Bumrung Buri Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in January, things will get warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Dao Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, head outdoors with Motorbike Rental Krabi, step off the mainland to explore Chicken Island, and stop by de' MARCO Fashions.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, Krabi Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 8th (Sat), kick back and relax at Salad Beach, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in February, you will find days in Ko Pha Ngan are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 11th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Bay, then look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in February, you will find days in Ko Phi Phi Don are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

1
night
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 14th (Fri): make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, then wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur travel planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Kuala Lumpur in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

1
night
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 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St Paul's Church, then wander the streets of Chinatown - Melaka, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally stop by Sixty 3 Heritage.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melaka trip maker tool .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. February in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chinatown - Melaka ©
Chinatown - Melaka
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church

1
night
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Batu Ferringhi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and then take a stroll through Chew Jetty.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town. In February, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Chew Jetty ©
Chew Jetty

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace and then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. February in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

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