33 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

33 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

33 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  12​h
1
Karon, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
4
Thakhek, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savannakhet, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Pakse, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
7
Pattaya, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Ko Chang, Thailand
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
9
Ko Mak, Thailand
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
10
Ko Kut, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h 30​min
11
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
nights
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Change things up with a short trip to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park (about 1h 55 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Karon online trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Karon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Karon, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Karon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay.
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Karon to Chiang Mai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Karon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chiang Mai, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, then stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vientiane trip site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Vientiane by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Thakhek.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

1
night
Thakhek, Laos

Thakhek ©
Thakhek is a town in south-central Laos on the Mekong River and facing Nakhon Phanom across the river in northeastern Thailand. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tha Falang Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nang Aen Cave, and then make a trip to Tham Pha Pa.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thakhek online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vientiane to Thakhek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savannakhet.

Things to do in Thakhek

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tham Pha Pa
Highlights from your plan
Tham Nang Aen Cave ©
Tham Nang Aen Cave
Tham Pha Pa ©
Tham Pha Pa

2
nights
Savannakhet, Laos

Savannakhet ©
Just across the Mekong River from Thailand, the city of Savannakhet has benefited from its prosperous neighbor, developing its commercial and tourism sector.
Savannakhet is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of That Ing Hang, look for gifts at Savanakhet, make a trip to Heuan Hinh (Stone House), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Therese.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Savannakhet day trip planning app .

You can drive from Thakhek to Savannakhet in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will leave for Pakse on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Savannakhet

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
That Ing Hang ©
That Ing Hang
Bungva lake ©
Bungva lake
Sounantha Temple ©
Sounantha Temple

2
nights
Pakse, Laos

Pakse ©
Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Tad Yuang Waterfalls, delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then admire the sheer force of Bolaven Plateau. On your second day here, make a trip to Dao Heuang Market, then don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, then wander the streets of Si Phan Don, and finally head off the coast to Don Daeng Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pakse itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Savannakhet to Pakse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Savannakhet in January: high temperatures in Pakse hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Pakse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Bolaven Plateau, Si Phan Don
Highlights from your plan
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

3
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Pattaya is known for beaches, nightlife, parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Pattaya, and admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pattaya itinerary maker .

Getting from Pakse to Pattaya by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Underwater World Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn

3
nights
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 4th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kai Bae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Khlong Prao Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Chang driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Pattaya to Ko Chang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Chang can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Mak.

Things to do in Ko Chang

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

2
nights
Ko Mak, Thailand

Ko Mak ©
On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koh Mak Temple, and then examine the collection at Koh Mak Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ko Mak fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Chang to Ko Mak. February in Ko Mak sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Kut.

Things to do in Ko Mak

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ko Kham ©
Ko Kham
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Kingdom of Somchai’s Affection ©

2
nights
Ko Kut, Thailand

Ko Kut ©
Ko Kut, a group of islands off the eastern shore of Thailand, remains a quiet holiday retreat with undeveloped beaches, calm waters, and a pristine jungle.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Khlong Chao Waterfalls, take a leisurely stroll along Ban Ao Yai, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Old Trees, and then admire the sheer force of Khlong Yai Kee Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Kut trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Mak to Ko Kut. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Kut

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Khlong Chao Waterfalls ©
Khlong Chao Waterfalls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall ©
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall

4
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, stop by Mango Mojito Shoes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and make a trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Ko Kut to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

Similar Plans

35 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 53 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Laos BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Thailand, Singapore & Bali BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in South America, United States, Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM CHILE March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM ITALY February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans