22 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

22 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Islamabad, Pakistan
Fly + Bus:  11 h
1
Rawai, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  5 h 45 min
4
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6 h
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Ko Chang, Thailand
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Islamabad, Pakistan

1
night
Rawai, Thailand

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at Freedom Boardsports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, then kick back and relax at Ao Sane, and finally get great views at Nai Harn Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rawai itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Rawai is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Islamabad to Rawai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Islamabad in February: high temperatures in Rawai hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Freedom Boardsports, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then make a splash at Aquaride, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nui Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

Plan trip to Ko Phi Phi Don with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rawai to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Kantiang Bay and Nui Beach (Haad Nui). Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Fashion Point. Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare and take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta online tour itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi trip maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Langkawi in 6 hours. Traveling from Ko Lanta to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ko Lanta in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Langkawi, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. We've included these beaches for you: Salad Beach and Ao Plai Laem. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Haad Yao Beach, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, kick back and relax at Haad Khom, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to Ko Pha Ngan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Maenam Beach and Choeng Mon Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Malibu beach and Samrong Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut road trip planning site .

Bophut is just a stone's throw from Ko Pha Ngan. In February, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Coral Cove Beach, Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

1
night
Ko Chang, Thailand

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
On the 19th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Klong Kloi beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Prao Beach.

Before you visit Ko Chang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bophut to Ko Chang by combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Ko Chang when traveling from Bophut in February, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), head outdoors with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planner .

Getting from Ko Chang to Bangkok by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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