30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand vacation planner

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Bangkok
— 5 nights
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Krabi Town
— 6 nights
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
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Ko Lipe
— 1 night
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Hat Yai
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 8 nights
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Bangkok

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Pridi Banomyong Memorial, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Krabi Town

— 6 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krabi Town: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Railay Beach, let little ones run wild at Holiday Inn Krabi Ao Nang Beach Kid's Club, enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, and look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Lanta

— 5 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 15th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, view the masterpieces at Lanta Art, steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, and relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Ko Lipe

— 1 night
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Sanom Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe trip planner.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe by ferry takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Hat Yai.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Hat Yai

— 3 nights

City of Paris

The fourth-largest Malay city and one of the country's premier shopping and commercial districts, Hat Yai has proved extremely popular among local tourists.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hat Yai: Songkhla Old Town (in Songkhla) and The Institute for Southern Thai Studies (in Ko Yo). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thale Noi Waterbird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Songkhla Central Mosque, take in the exciting artwork at Siam Art Gallery, and admire the striking features of Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hat Yai trip planner.

You can take a bus from Ko Lipe to Hat Yai in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Hat Yai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hat Yai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Chiang Mai

— 8 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chom Thong (Wachirathan Falls & Sirithan Waterfall), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win) and Mae Rim (Wat Pa Daraphirom Temple & Maerim Elephant Sanctuary). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips