32 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

32 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

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32 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Christchurch, New Zealand


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4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: stroll through Karon Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach, and browse the exhibits of Apichart art gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip builder tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Patong is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Christchurch to Patong. Traveling from Christchurch in June, expect Patong to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kantiang Bay and Phra Ae Beach. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Saladan Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and stroll through Nui Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ko Lanta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and stroll through Nui Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don online tour itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. June in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then stroll through Railay Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Had Yao and then kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In June in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

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 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in June since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yao Beach, sample the fine beverages at Phangan Spirit Distillery, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan day trip planning app .

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (in Lampang). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then relax in the rural setting at The Living Land Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, admire the striking features of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and finally take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online vacation builder .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham ©
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Jim Thompson House and Vimanmek Mansion will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Mahathat, & more), Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom) and Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Museum of Siam, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Khao San Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Fly from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Woodland Muangmai, Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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