25 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

25 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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25 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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


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3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra Singh are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elephant Rescue Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai tour itinerary builder site .

Toronto, 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Chiang Mai. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Chiang Mai at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

1
night
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at May & Co. General Store and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Alex's Fashion, then stroll through Railay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Ao Nang Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

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 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Loh Moo Dee Beach
Loh Moo Dee Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Long Beach. Do your shopping at The Boss Collection and Lanta Art. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Shark Diving
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong Inn Art and Kampon Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, and look for gifts at David Jone Fashion.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and then stroll around KL Bird Park. On the next day, wander the streets of Chinatown, look for gifts at Happy Creations, then make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and finally take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Patong to Kuala Lumpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and train. Traveling from Patong to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally make a trip to Chew Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), and then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khao San Roadfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Chinatown - Bangkok. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok attractions planning app .

Getting from George Town to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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